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# On each shift, a bus driver earns x dollars per hour for the

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On each shift, a bus driver earns x dollars per hour for the first 8 hours worked and 1.5x dollars per hour for each hour over 8 hours. If the driver earns $475 for a week in which he worked 5 shifts, what is the value of x? 9 10 22 14 cannot be determined Manager Joined: 20 Jun 2007 Posts: 156 ### Show Tags 30 Nov 2007, 08:15 Not enough information - answer E cannot be determined. SVP Joined: 05 Jul 2006 Posts: 1747 Re: Algebra - Bus Driver [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Nov 2007, 08:39 bmwhype2 wrote: On each shift, a bus driver earns x dollars per hour for the first 8 hours worked and 1.5x dollars per hour for each hour over 8 hours. If the driver earns$475 for a week in which he worked 5 shifts, what is the value of x?

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(8x +1.5xz(z is >8)*5 = 475
8x+1.5xz = 95

x(8+1.5z) = 95 thus x = 95 / (8+1.5z)

Cant be determined
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