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Manny works 40 hours per week. He must work for his parents where he earns $8 per hour. He also works for a computer company where he earns $20 per hour. What is the minimum number of hours Manny can work for the computer company to earn a total of $464 per week from both jobs?

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i have no paper, so i am ganna do my math here, it will be lengthy, answer on bottom
ok, so 40, 8 and 20, 464
if he works 10 of those hours there
then 20 and 10
dats 200
30 left
so thats so thats 240
200 and 240
440
not enough
so lets try 12 hours at 20
240
then 28 and 8
224
and you get 464

answer- he must work 12 hours at 20 dollars an hour

idk, maybe im wrong, i do math very weirdly, but there you go :/

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thats what i got too but i was really confused because the question is asked like an inequality but none of the equations can be inequalities becasue they are all definites! but thank you!
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^ I didn't do any math YET. This is how a guess and check is suppose to look.
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dude, its just how i do math, i get weird looks from people, like my bf, he asked me to solve something for him and i did it outloud like that, we stared at me like who knows what i just did.

and your selcome mandy :)
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guess and check? I'll try tomorrow. ( I PROMISE ) I'm not feel well today. :) best of luck.

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what kind of math is this i don't know girl

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algebra 2
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I got the same thing as The Forbidden Follower. I got 12.

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28 hours working for his parents and 12 hours working for the computer company.

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Let x = the hours worked at the company, then the hours worked at home = 40 -x.
Apply the hourly rate to the week's work and you get an equation...
20 x + 8(40-x) = 464
20 x + 320 - 8x = 464
12x = 464 -320
12x = 144
x = 12

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There's probably a simple algebraic equation for this, but... Calculate how many hours Manny must work at the computer store to bring him close to making $464 - but leaves him leftover wages that can be divided by $8. And both jobs cannot exceed a 40 hour workweek. I agree w/ FFollower - Manny worked 12 hours at the computer store. At $20 per hour Manny makes $240 as a computer geek. And, his leftover wages, $224, can be divided by $8. It totals 28 hours working for his folks. (12 hrs + 28 hrs = 40 hours per week worked. And $240 working w/ computers + $224 working for parents =$464.)

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