# 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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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
$0.45x+5×7.70=39.85$
$0.45x+38.50=39.85$
$0.45x=39.85-38.50$
$0.45x=1.35$
$x=\frac{1.35}{0.45}$
$x=3$