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Question from kalia, a student:

Scott starts with $\$10$ and earns $\$5$ and hour. Jill starts with $\$40$ and earns $\$3$ and hour. when will the two have the same amount of money in the same hours?

Hi Kalia,

$T$ hours after Scott started working he has earned $\$10 + \$5t.$ How much has Jill earned in that time. At what value of $t$ will they have earned the same amount.


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