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## Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $ 1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular

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Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $ 1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked, and 2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked, what was his regular hourly wage?

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2021-09-12T06:42:39+00:00
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Answer:regular hourly wage is $14 per hourStep-by-step explanation:Let x be the regular hourly wage

he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked

so its

40x3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked

3/2 is 1.5. 1.5x for next 20 hours

So its

30x2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked

2x times 10 is

20xNow we add all the wages we got . total earned is 1260

divide both sides by 90

x= 14

So

regular hourly wage is $14 per hour