An accountant earns $35 for the first hour and $23 for each subsequent hour per client. The accountant charges a client $127. How many hours did they work?

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An accountant earns $35 for the first hour and $23 for each subsequent hour per client. The accountant charges a client $127. How many hours did they work?
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Monserrat Ellison
Answered 2022-09-14 Author has 22 answers
Suppose the number of addition hours the accountant worked is denoted by n.

Then the additional charge for each additional hour (at a rate of $23 per hour) would be $ 23 × n

So the total charge would be $ 35 + 23 × n

And this total charge was $127

Hence:

35 + 23 × n = 127
23 × n = 127 - 35
23 × n = 92
n = 92 23
n = 4

So the accountant worked for 4 additional hours, along with the initial hour, ie 5 hours

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