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you and a friend are paid $38.25 for doing yard work. you worked 2.5 hours and your friend worked 2 hours. you split the money according to the amount of time each of you worked. how much is your share of the money? explain.

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  1. the ratio of your hours
    = 2.5 : 2
    = 5 : 4

    So let their amounts be 5x and 4x
    5x+4x = 38.25
    x = 4.25

    evaluate 5x and 4x to find their individual amounts.

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