# You earn $20 per hour landscaping a yard. You pay $1.50 in bus bus fare each way. How many hours must you work to earn $117?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 27, 2016

Assuming you do it all in one day:

#### Explanation:

Earnings=hours x $20 minus busfare (2 x $1.50), or:

Add $3 on both sides to keep the balance: