SOLUTION: It takes Kurt twice as long to earn \$60 as it takes Paul to earn \$40.What is the ratio of Kurt's pay per hour to Paul's pay per hour?

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 Question 632362: It takes Kurt twice as long to earn \$60 as it takes Paul to earn \$40.What is the ratio of Kurt's pay per hour to Paul's pay per hour?Found 2 solutions by rapaljer, ewatrrr:Answer by rapaljer(4667)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Kurt earns \$60/2 units of time = \$30/ unit of time compared to Paul who earns \$40 per unit of time. The ratio of Kurt's pay to Paul's pay = 30/40 = 3/4. For additional explanation on Ratio and Proportion, please see my own website. Look for the easy-to-remember and easy-to-spell link www.mathinlivingcolor.com. At the bottom of this page is a link that takes you to my Homepage. Near the top of the Homepage, look for the link: "Basic, Intermediate, and College Algebra: One Step at a Time." Choose "Basic Algebra" and look in Chapter 1, for Section 3.08. You will probably like my explanations, especially the PRICE of them!! They are ALL FREE!! My own students before my retirement thought my books were easier to understand than the traditional books, and many of the solutions are given IN COLOR in the attached "Math in Living Color" pages. Most any algebra topic you need is probably there somewhere. If you need help finding the right page on the website, please send me an Email at rapaljer@seminolestate.edu. If you like my website, please recommend it to family and friends. Dr. Robert J. Rapalje, Retired Seminole State College of Florida Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi, takes Kurt twice as long to earn \$60 as it takes Paul to earn \$40 Let x represent Paul's time Question states*** Kurt: or Paul: or ratio of Kurt's pay per hour to Paul's pay per hour ```