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Question from Selena:

Raja has been offered two jobs.
Each of these jobs takes 24 weeks to complete.
One job pays $3440 every 8 weeks. The other job pays $2700 every 6 weeks. Raja wants to accept the job that pays more per week.
Show how to use equations to help Raja make her choice.

Hi Selena,

I would start by calculating how much she would make in the 24 weeks for the first job and then for the second job.


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