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# Melinda and Shirley worked together to make hamburger patties. Shirley

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Melinda and Shirley worked together to make hamburger patties. Shirley worked for 1 hour and 45 minutes, Melinda worked for 45 minutes, and they split their earnings according to the amount of time each spent working. Melinda`s hourly rate, however, is twice that of Shirley`s. If the two together earned \$48.75, what was Shirley`s hourly rate?

A. \$15
B. \$20
C. \$25
D. \$30
E. \$35

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Melinda's rate = M, shirley's rate = S

M = 2S

S(1.75) + M(0.75) = 48.75
S(1.75) + 2S(0.75) = 48.75
S = 48.75/3.25 = 15

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