Paul has a job raking leaves for a neighbor. He makes $7.70 an hour, plus $.45 for each bag he fills. Last Saturday he worked five hours and made a total of $39.85. How many bags of leaves did he fill?

pilinyir1 2022-09-26 Answered
Paul has a job raking leaves for a neighbor. He makes $7.70 an hour, plus $.45 for each bag he fills. Last Saturday he worked five hours and made a total of $39.85. How many bags of leaves did he fill?
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Klecanlh
Answered 2022-09-27 Author has 11 answers
We can answer this question by forming an equation.
Let the number of bags be x.
Paul is paid $0.45 for each bag.
So the money from the bags, plus the hourly rate adds up $39.85
0.45 x + 5 × 7.70 = 39.85
0.45 x + 38.50 = 39.85
0.45 x = 39.85 - 38.50
0.45 x = 1.35
x = 1.35 0.45
x = 3
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