College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 91: 85


Her hourly wage is $10.50

Work Step by Step

Let us express this algebraically, Let the hourly wage be p dollars. The overtime wage is 1.5p. We can write the equation as, $1.5*p*(48-40)+40*p=546$ Combining like terms gives us, $52x=546$ OR x=10.50
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