Lee worked 22 hours this week and made $132. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?
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First, we'll find out how much Lee makes for an hour.
We'll use the rule of three:
1 hour......................... $ x
22*x = 132
x = 132/22
x = $6/hour
To determine how much Lee will make for 15 hours, we'll just have to multiply the number of hours by the pay rate.
15hours*$6/hour = $90
Therefore, Lee will be payed $90 for 15 hours worked.
$ 132 : 22 hr = $ x : 15 hr
When you do this, you must first find his hourly rate. You do this by dividing the amount of money earned by the number of hours worked
$ 132/22 hr = $6/ 1 hr
To find how much Lee will make in 15 hours, multiply the top and bottom by 15.
$ 6(15) / 1 (15) hr
= $ 90 / 15hr
Therefore, Lee will earn $90 if he works 15 hours
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