# SOLUTION: I need help in an absolute-value word problem. I Am not sure how to translate it. Here goes: - Jessica can choose between two summer jobs. She can work as a checker in a discount

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 Question 269584: I need help in an absolute-value word problem. I Am not sure how to translate it. Here goes: - Jessica can choose between two summer jobs. She can work as a checker in a discount store for \$8.40 an hour, or she can mow the lawns for 12.00 an hour. In order to mow lawns, she must buy a \$450 lawnmower. how many hours of labor will it take jessica to make more money mowing the lawns? I tried these solutions: 8.40 + 12x=450 and 8.40<450x< 12 but, i don't think neither is correct. Please helpAnswer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!-450+12X>8.40X 12X-8.40X>450 3.6X>450 X>450/3.6 X>125 HOURS MOWING @ \$12 PER HOUR IS NEEDED TO EQUAL THE CHECKER JOB @ \$8.40 PER HOUR. PROOF: LET THE HOURS MOWING BE 126. -450+12*126>8.40*126 -450+1,512>1,058.4 1,062>1,058.4