Posted by **....** on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 1:43pm.

Lee worked 22 hours this week and made $132. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 1:50pm
Set up a proportion and cross multiply.

22/132 = 15/x

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**....**, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 1:55pm
ok that is the equation that I had got as well but how do I cross multiply?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:36pm
Multiply the first and last terms together. Then multiply the middle two terms together.

22/132 = 15/x

22x = 132 * 15

22x = 1980

x = 90

You could also find her hourly wage for the 22-hour week and apply it to her 15-hour week.

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