# Your profit for mowing lawns this week is $24. You are paid$8 per hour and you paid $40 for gas for the lawn mower. How many hours did you work this week? ##### 1 Answer Aug 3, 2018 8 hours #### Explanation: First find out how much you spent. $x - 40 = 24$solve for x: $x = 64$so the total you made was$64

If you got paid $8 per hour divide how much you made total by your wage to find out how many hours were worked. The algebraic equation would look like this(x being hours): $8 \cdot x = 64$then solve for $x$$x = 8\$

So the answer is 8 hours.