# SOLUTION: 8(4.50A plumber makes \$4.50 per hour more than his apprentice. During an 8-hour day their combined earnings total \$372. How much does each make per hour? (Hint: If you decide to us

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Human-and-algebraic-language Question 165239: 8(4.50A plumber makes \$4.50 per hour more than his apprentice. During an 8-hour day their combined earnings total \$372. How much does each make per hour? (Hint: If you decide to use cents instead of dollars, then use 450 cents per hour and 37200 cents total earnings.)Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8(x+x+4.50)=372 8(2x+4.50)=372 16x+36=372 16x=372-36 16x=336 x=336/16 x=\$21 per hour for the apprentice. 21+4.50=\$25.50 for the plumber. Proof: 8(21+25.50)=372 8*46.50=372 372=372