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


First find out how much you spent.


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*x=64# then solve for #x#


So the answer is 8 hours.