# Thread: Help with Math problem

1. ## Help with Math problem

Devin and Brittany work as plumbers. In January, they made a combined income of \$5,200 after working a combined total of 175 hours.Brittany's hourly wage is \$7 more than two times Devin's. How much did Devin earn in January.

and yes I'm a dumbass asian. Also tried http://www.mpgh.net/forum/270-homewo...-bagatrix.html doesn't help. Help me please

2. Back of the book?

3. Originally Posted by Dakota
Back of the book?
Work sheet. It's extra credit I'm failing math, it'll boost my average to 90

4. 5193 + 7 = 5200. Obv is obv.

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6. Does Devin like cleaning Brittany's pipes?

7. Originally Posted by xXModz
5193 + 7 = 5200. Obv is obv.
Want to write a equation for me ?

8. 175(x+y)=5200
y=2x+7

175(x+2x+7)=5200
525x+1225=5200
525x=3975
x=3975/525 or 5.5714

im probably wrong tho as i just skimmed through it but check my work and see if its right

edit: this gives you the devin's hourly rate i think... i hate math -.-

9. Originally Posted by grizzman
175(x+y)=5200
y=2x+7

175(x+2x+7)=5200
525x+1225=5200
525x=3975
x=3975/525 or 5.5714

im probably wrong tho as i just skimmed through it but check my work and see if its right
DAMMIT FUCK YOU

3/4 done with the prob and refreshed the page to make sure no one else was gonna post the answer and bam.
:|

10. well im really not sure this is right, answer doesnt really make sense. i guess its 175/2*5.5714 if they both worked the same amount of hours... dumb problem

11. Originally Posted by grizzman
175(x+y)=5200
y=2x+7

175(x+2x+7)=5200
525x+1225=5200
525x=3975
x=3975/525 or 5.5714

im probably wrong tho as i just skimmed through it but check my work and see if its right

edit: this gives you the devin's hourly rate i think... i hate math -.-
The decimals seem highly unlikely because its a job with a hourly wage... I've gotten that too, but it just doesn't work :|

12. I would say 1731. bcause 1731 x2+7= 3469 and 3469+1731=5200 thanks if help @noob555

13. Originally Posted by jimmyboys
I would say 1731. bcause 1731 x2+7= 3469 and 3469+1731=5200 thanks if help @noob555
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