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# You make \$ 360 a day on a job. What will you receive for working (1)/(18)of the day

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You make \$ 360 a day on a job. What will you receive for working (1)/(18)of the day

Working 1/18 of a day would earn you 1/18 of \$360, which is the same as 1/18 x 360. For clarity, this could also be written as 1/18 x 360/1 =

Multiplying these two fractions gives us 360/18, which can then be reduced to find the final answer of \$20.

Let's look at a simple problem using the same principle.  Suppose you made \$10 an hour and worked 1/2 an hour.  How much did you make?  The answer is easy; it's \$5.   You found the answer by multiplying 10 x 1/2.  Using the same principle multiply 360 x 1/18 and you get 20.   The same "tool" works, just different numbers.

Hope that helps.

Chris

Made \$360 in one day or 24 hours.

1st step: find the amount to be made in 1 hour

In 1 hour, you make \$360/24 = \$15.

2nd step: find the amount to be made in 1/18 of a day

1/18 of a day = I/18 * 24hours = 1.3333 hours

3rd step: multiply hourly amount by the number of hours

Therefore, amount to be made in 1/18 of a day or 1.3333 hours

= 15 * 1.333

= \$20.00