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# Each week, Harry is paid x dollars per hour for the first 30 hours and

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Each week, Harry is paid x dollars per hour for the first 30 hours and 1.5x dollars for each additional hour worked that week. Each week, James is paid x dollars per per hour for the first 40 hours and 2x dollars for each additional hour worked that week. Last week James worked a total of 41 hours If Harry and James were paid the same amount last week, how many hours did Harry work last week ?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 37
D. 38
E. 39
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01 Oct 2010, 04:44
42x=30x+1.5x(H-30)
==> 42=30+1.5(H-30)
==> H-30 = 24/3=8 ==> H = 38

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