# Paul has a job raking leaves for a neighbor. He makes $7.70 an hour, plus$.45 for each bag he fills. Last Saturday he worked five hours and made a total of $39.85. How many bags of leaves did he fill? ##### 1 Answer Jul 29, 2017 #### Answer: He filled $3$bags of leaves. #### Explanation: We can answer this question by forming an equation. Let the number of bags be $x$. Paul is paid $0.45 for each bag.

So the money from the bags, plus the hourly rate adds up $39.85 $0.45 x + 5 \times 7.70 = 39.85$$0.45 x + 38.50 = 39.85$$0.45 x = 39.85 - 38.50$$0.45 x = 1.35$$x = \frac{1.35}{0.45}$$x = 3\$