Posted by **Nicole** on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 12:22am.

A fast food shop plans to employ 8 full-time staff and some part-time staff.Suppose that the daily wages for a full-time staff and a part-time staff are $350 and $250 respectively. In order to control the daily running cost, the total expenditure on wages must not exceed $5000 per day.

(a) At most how many part-time staff can be employed?

(b) Hence, find the total daily wages.

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**hurrdurrbeedooda**, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 1:05am
Let x = part - time staff

Total cost for full-time workers =

350 * 8 = 2800

2800 + 250x = 5000

250x = 5000 - 2500

x = 8.8

Since I have not met 4/5'ths of a person we would have to either round up or down. Since the daily wage cannot exceed $5000 we will round down to 8.

Therefore they can hire 8 part time workers and 8 full time workers without exceeding daily wage cap.

Therefore Total cost is: 2800 + 250(8) =4800

$2000 to part time workers

$2800 to full time workers.

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**hurrdurrbeedooda**, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 1:06am
EDIT:

Change 250x = 5000 - 2500

to: 250x = 5000 - 2800

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