# algebra

jack and jessica earned the same amount last wek. They both work for the same hourly rate. Jack worked 18 hours and had \$42 deducted from his pay. Jessica worked 15 hours and had \$18 deducted from her pay. what was each person's last week salary?

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1. 83 and 78

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2. 18x-42=15x-18
-15x -15x
3x-42=-18
+42 +42
3x=24
x=8

Now, you plug the 8 to the equation.

18x-42=15x-18
18(8)-42=15(8)-18
144-42=120-18
102=102

Final Answer:Jack and Jessica both earned \$102.

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3. Jack and Jessica both earned \$102

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