One month, Ruby worked 8 hours more than Isaac, and Svetlana worked 4 times as many hours as Ruby. Together they worked \(96\) hours. Find the number of hours each person worked.

Guest Apr 13, 2022

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Write as a system of 3 equations:

\(r = 8+i\) (1)

\(s = 4r\) (2)

\(i+r+s=96\) (3)

Rearrange (1) so \(i\) is the independent variable: \(i = r - 8\)

Now, substitute i and s in terms of r: \(r + 4r + r-8 =96\)

Simplify: \(6r - 8 = 96\)

Add 8 to both sides: \(6r = 104\)

Divide by 6: \(r = 17 {1 \over 3}\)

Now substitute \(r\) into (1) and solve for \(i\): \(17 {1 \over3} = 8 + i\)

Subtract 8 from both sides: \(i = 9 {1 \over3}\)

Now substitute \(r\) into (2) and solve for \(s\): \(4 \times 17 {1 \over 3} = s\)

Simplify: \(s = 69 {1 \over 3}\)

BuilderBoi Apr 13, 2022

#3**0 **

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Also, it's not about getting here "first"... It's about helping people learn.

BuilderBoi
Apr 13, 2022