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Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked, and 2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked, what was his regular hourly wage? A.$ 7.00
B. $14.00 C.$ 18.00
D. $22.00 E.$ 31.50

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Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his re [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Sep 2016, 09:24 1 Let hourly wage be x$/hr
Then :
Wage for First 40hrs = x*40 $Wage for next 20hrs = 1.5*x*20$ (3/2 times hourly wage for next 20hrs)
Wage for remaining 10hrs = 2*x*10 (2 times hourly age for remaining 10 hours)

Adding them will be equal to total money earned => 90*x = 1260 $Therefore x = 14$/hr Answer (B)

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Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his re [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Sep 2016, 10:03 1 1 Bunuel wrote: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked, and 2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked, what was his regular hourly wage?

A. $7.00 B.$ 14.00
C. $18.00 D.$ 22.00
E. $31.50 Let $$x$$ be the hourly wage, so $$40 * x + 20 * 1.5 * x + 10 * 2 * x = 1,260$$ solve for $$x$$ and it's B Board of Directors Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Posts: 4094 Location: India GPA: 3.5 WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking) Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his re  [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2016, 10:36
Bunuel wrote:
Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked, and 2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked, what was his regular hourly wage? A.$ 7.00
B. $14.00 C.$ 18.00
D. $22.00 E.$ 31.50

Let Regular wages be " r "

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he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked,

So, wages for 40 Hrs is 40r

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3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked

So, wages for 20 Hrs is $$20 r \frac{3}{2}$$ = 30r

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2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked

So, wages for 10 Hrs is 10*2r = 20r
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Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. So, 40r + 20r +30r =$ 1,260

Or, 90r = $1,260 Or, r =$ 14

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26 Sep 2016, 21:16
40x+30x+20x = 1260 =? 9x = 126

x = 14 $Option B Intern Joined: 21 Sep 2016 Posts: 36 Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his re  [#permalink]

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Hi, Can somebody solve this question backward by considering answer choices.
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Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his re [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Aug 2017, 06:01 1 Bunuel wrote Quote: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his regular hourly wage for the first 40 hours worked, 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for the next 20 hours worked, and 2 times his regular hourly wage for the remaining 10 hours worked, what was his regular hourly wage?

A. $7.00 B.$ 14.00
C. $18.00 D.$ 22.00
E. $31.50 Saumya2403 wrote: Hi, Can somebody solve this question backward by considering answer choices. Saumya2403 : Sure. Start with C. Answer choices' numbers are in ascending order, we'll get a benchmark, and C is a round number. Answer C says regular wage is$ 18.00 per hour

If $18.00 is Jack's regular wage per hour: 1. For first block of 40 hours he earns the regular wage:$18/hour * 40 hrs = $720 2. For the second block of 20 hours he earns "3/2 times his regular hourly wage": $$\frac{3}{2}$$ *$18 = $27 per hour for the second block of 20 hours$27/hour * 20 hrs = $540 3. For the final block of 10 hours he earns two times his regular hourly wage: 2 *$18 = $36 per hour for the final block of 10 hours$36/hour * 10 hrs = $360 4. Add the totals for each time block to get total amount of money earned, which prompt says is$1,260.

$720 +$540 + $360 =$1,620. Not a match.

So $18.00 an hour as regular hourly wage is too high. Because D and E are even higher, eliminate C, D, and E Answer A would be a drastic decrease per hour. Try B =$14.00 an hour for regular wage

1. First 40 hours at regular wage:

$14/hr * 40 hrs =$560

2. Second block of 20 hours at $$\frac{3}{2}$$ times regular wage:

$$\frac{3}{2}$$ * $14 =$21/hr

($21/hr * 20 hrs) =$420

3. Final block of 10 hours at 2 times regular wage:

$14 * 2 =$28/hr

($28/hr * 10 hrs) =$280

Add the money totals for the three blocks of time: $560 + 420 +$280 = $1,260. Correct. Answer B Does that help? _________________ ___________________________________________________________________ For what are we born if not to aid one another? -- Ernest Hemingway Intern Joined: 01 Nov 2015 Posts: 15 Location: Russian Federation Concentration: General Management, Leadership WE: Other (Other) Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his re  [#permalink]

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04 Apr 2018, 12:49
Well, according to the task answer should be A ($7) and not B ($14).
The question in the task is "what was his regular hourly wage" ?
Regular hourly wage Jack got for regular working time per week - 40 hours. Next 20 hours and 10 hours are extra time and this time paid with coefficient. If we have a question like "what was his hourly wage for this week" - than the answer B will be correct.
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Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his re [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2018, 17:34 UncleFrodo wrote: Well, according to the task answer should be A ($7) and not B ($14). The question in the task is "what was his regular hourly wage" ? Regular hourly wage Jack got for regular working time per week - 40 hours. Next 20 hours and 10 hours are extra time and this time paid with coefficient. If we have a question like "what was his hourly wage for this week" - than the answer B will be correct. UncleFrodo , could you elaborate? I do not understand what you are saying. I do not see ambiguity in the question's language, if that is the issue. Mathematically, I do not see how the regular hourly wage could be$7, if that is the issue.
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Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned $1,260. If he earned his re [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 Oct 2018, 04:59 UncleFrodo wrote: Well, according to the task answer should be A ($7) and not B ($14). The question in the task is "what was his regular hourly wage" ? Regular hourly wage Jack got for regular working time per week - 40 hours. Next 20 hours and 10 hours are extra time and this time paid with coefficient. If we have a question like "what was his hourly wage for this week" - than the answer B will be correct. Let his regular hourly wage be x We know he earned x for 40 hours = 40x then he earned 3/2 times his regular hourly wage for 20 hours this means 3/2 * x *20 = 30x then he earned 2 times his regular hourly wage for 10 hours this means 2 * x * 10 = 20x adding them up we have 90x = 1,260 x = 14 Re: Last week Jack worked 70 hours and earned$ 1,260. If he earned his re &nbs [#permalink] 19 Oct 2018, 04:59
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