Posted by Deborah on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:25pm.
8. Tina and Jim each work at a different car wash. Tina is paid $37 per day plus $1.50 for each car she washes. Jim is paid $40 per day plus $1.00 for each car he washes.
Write an expression that represents the amount Tina is paid each day given the number of cars (c) she washes.
37+1.50(c)= ?
Write an expression that represents the amount Jim is paid each day given the number of cars (c) he washes.
40+1.00(c)= ?
On Monday, Tina and Jim washed the same number of cars and earned the same amount of money. How many cars did they each wash on Monday?
can you help me with this part.
Are those expressions correct above?
Thank You

Algebrahelp  Steve, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:57pm
the expressions are correct. If c is the same for both, and the earnings are also the same, then we have
37+1.5c = 40 + 1.0c
.5c = 3
c = 6
check:
37+1.5(6) = 37+9 = 46
40+1(6) = 40+6 = 46

Algebrahelp  Deborah, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:56pm
Now I understand....thank you so much!
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