Posted by **Christina** on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:23pm.

An employee has two hourly wage options for positions in a large corporation. One position pays $11.00 plus additional unit rate of $0.50 unit produced. The other pays $7.25 plus a unit rate of $1.25.

W(x)=11+0.5x

M(x)=7.25+1.25x

I need to find the solution for the systems by either using substitution or combination/elimination

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**anonymous**, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:27pm
try making both equations equal to each other W(x)=M(x) and simplify

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**Damon**, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:30pm
You mean where is the breakeven point where the two jobs pay equally?

let W = M and substitute

11 + .5 x = 7.25 + 1.25 x

3.75 = .75 x

x = 5 units

the M = W = 11 + 2.5 = $13.5

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