Difference between revisions of "1995 AJHSME Problems/Problem 16"
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*Five students from Carver school worked for <math>9</math> days. | *Five students from Carver school worked for <math>9</math> days. | ||
− | The total amount paid for the students' work was <dollar>< | + | The total amount paid for the students' work was <dollar><dollar>744. Assuming each student received the same amount for a day's work, how much did the students from Balboa school earn altogether? |
− | < | + | <math>\text{(A)}\ 9.00\text{ dollars} \qquad \text{(B)}\ 48.38\text{ dollars} \qquad \text{(C)}\ 180.00\text{ dollars} \qquad \text{(D)}\ 193.50\text{ dollars} \qquad \text{(E)}\ 258.00\text{ dollars}</math> |
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | Altogether, the summer project totaled < | + | Altogether, the summer project totaled <math>(7)(3)+(4)(5)+(5)(9)=21+20+45=86</math> days of work for a single student. This equals <math>744/86=9</math> dollars per day per student. The students from Balboa school earned <math>9(4)(5)=\boxed{\text{(C)}\ 180.00\ \text{dollars}}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AJHSME box|year=1995|num-b=15|num-a=17}} | {{AJHSME box|year=1995|num-b=15|num-a=17}} |
Revision as of 11:04, 20 October 2016
Problem
Students from three middle schools worked on a summer project.
- Seven students from Allen school worked for days.
- Four students from Balboa school worked for days.
- Five students from Carver school worked for days.
The total amount paid for the students' work was <dollar><dollar>744. Assuming each student received the same amount for a day's work, how much did the students from Balboa school earn altogether?
Solution
Altogether, the summer project totaled days of work for a single student. This equals dollars per day per student. The students from Balboa school earned .
See Also
1995 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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