math linear equations

suppose you earn 5.50/h at a bakery. From your first paycheck you discover that $1.15/h is withheld for taxes and benefits. you work x hours in a five day week and you spend $3.75 each day on lunch.

Write an equationfor your earnings for a 5 day week after taxes and expenses.

In this situation what does the slope represent?y inercept?

How many hours must you work to earn $120 after taxes and expenses?

I will be happy to critique your work on this.

So your net salary is 5.50 - 1.15 /h
= 4.35/h
you work x hours in a 5 day week
4.35x - 5*3.75

4.35x - 18.75 = earnings per 5 day week
the slope, (4.35) shows your hourly wage after tax.

The y intercept (-18.75) represents your expenses per week.

To answer the last question I will assume you are asking how many hours in 1 week must you work to earn $120.

Substitute 120 as the answer to the equation

4.35x-18.75 = 120
4.35x = 138.75
x = 138.75/4.35
x = 31.89
x = 32 as you don't get paid . for 0.89 of 1 hour

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 129
asked by Daniel
  1. where did u get the 4.35 from ?

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by sam

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. math

    a bakery sells bagels for $0.85 each an muffins for $1.10 each the bakery hopes to earn $400 each day from these sales. Write an equation that represents the total amount the bakery would like to earn selling bagels and muffins

    asked by Hannah on November 19, 2015
  2. Math

    A salesperson's weekly paycheck is 25% less than a second salesperson's paycheck. The two paychecks total $1425. Find the amount of each paycheck. first salesperson's paycheck ? second salesperson's paycheck?

    asked by Kathy on September 27, 2015
  3. math

    Chris puts one tenth of each paycheck into savings. Her current paycheck is $200. She decides to also put into savings, any amount she earns over $200. The expression below represents the percent of her paycheck that Chris saves

    asked by Anonymous on December 8, 2016
  4. Algebra

    josh receives a weekly paycheck from his job. at the end of the week he has $52 remaining. throughout the week he spent a third of his paycheck at the mall and $8 for a new calculator. what the amount of his paycheck?

    asked by Nicole on September 22, 2016
  5. Math

    Julia deposited 1/2 her paycheck in her savings account and 1/4of it in her checking account. She spent $22.76 of it on a T-shirt and then spent 1/4 of what was left of her paycheck on lunch. When she arrived home, she had $16.68

    asked by Hi on July 14, 2015
  6. 11th grade math

    Suppose you earn $7.21 per hour and plan to work "h" hours per week. write an expression using variables that models the amount of money you will earn each week. Then, suppose you earn $10 in tips per week, regardless of the hours

    asked by help on September 9, 2009
  7. Math

    Country Currency Rate U.S Dollar 1.0 Austria Schilling 11.465 Finland Markka 4.954 United Kingdom Pound 0.572 Suja bought a plane ticket for 150 pounds in the united kingdom. How much would the same plane ticket cost in Austria?

    asked by Brandon cordez on April 19, 2011
  8. college algebra

    The sum of three consecutive natural numbers is 651, find the numbers. 3*7*31 21*31=651 is what I put for my answer but that was incorrect on the homework. Please help me Another Question I had problems with was :Your weekly

    asked by Anonymous on May 29, 2014
  9. Managerial Accounting

    Doughboy Bakery would like to buy a new machine for putting icing and other toppings on pastries. These are now put on by hand. The machine that the bakery is considering costs $78,000 new. It would last the bakery for ten years

    asked by Kat on August 1, 2015
  10. English

    1. What was their job? 2. They worked at a bakery. 3. He worked at a bakery, and she worked for a bank. 4. What were their jobs? 5. He worked at a bakery, and she worked for a bank. 6. They worked at a bakery. (Will you look at

    asked by rfvv on April 15, 2010

More Similar Questions