Algebra 1
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4. Two consultants were hired by a company. The total consultant fees were $18,500. If one consultant had earned $500 less, each consultant would have been paid the same. How much was each consultant paid?
6. Five cars in a race all finished within 8 seconds of each other. Car 1 finished 1 second ahead of car 4, and car 4 was not last. Car 2 finished 6 seconds before car 5. Car 5 finished 3 seconds behind car 1. Car 1 finished 5 seconds behind car 3. In what order did the cars finish?

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amount earned by 1st  x
amount earned by 2nd  18500x
if first had earned 500 less, they would be the same
x  500 = 18500  x
2x = 19000
x = 9500
one earned 9500 , the other 9000
6.
time for car 3  x
time for car 1  x+5
time for car 5  x +8
time for car 4  x+1
time for car 2  x+2
looks like the order was
3,4,2,1,5
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