# SOLUTION: Your friend works as a waitress at a local restaurant. her income consists of an houly wage plus tips. On Wednesday, you friend earned \$25 in tips over a 5 hour period. ON Friday,

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 Question 67173This question is from textbook Pre-Algebra : Your friend works as a waitress at a local restaurant. her income consists of an houly wage plus tips. On Wednesday, you friend earned \$25 in tips over a 5 hour period. ON Friday, your friend earned \$30.76 in tips over a 3 hour periodd. How much is your friens hourly wage if your friend earned the same amount of money on Wednesday as on Friday?This question is from textbook Pre-Algebra Answer by ptaylor(2048)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let x=hourly wage On Wednesday our friend earned (5x+25)dollars On Friday our friend earned (3x+30.76) dollars Now we are told that our friend earned the same amount of money on Wednesday (5x+25) as on Friday (3x+30.76). So our equation to solve is: 5x+25=3x+30.36 (all in dollars) subtract 3x and 25 from both sides: 5x-3x+25-25=(30.36)-25 collect like terms: 2x=5.36 x=\$2.68 per hour--------------our friend's hourly wage ck 5(2.68)+25=3(2.68)+30.36 13.40+25=8.04+30.36 38.40=38.40 Hope this helps--------ptaylor