I need help solving this algabra word problem
You make $ 360 a day on a job. What will you receive for working (1)/(18)of the day
I need help solving this algabra word problem
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
In fraction form it will appear (360/1)/(1/18), or you can divide 360/18, which will give you $20 a day.