Alyce, Jon, and Kim worked together on a painting job. Jon worked 8 fewer hours than Alyce. kim worked twice as many hours as Jon. If the total hours worked on the job was 72, how many hours did each person work? (Hint: Let: h = hours worked by Alyce)
October 8th 2008, 12:49 PM
Use the information given to write expressions for the number of hours worked by each person.
Jon (8 fewer hours than Alyce): h - 8
Kim (twice as many hours as Jon): 2(h - 8) = 2h -16.
Form an equation using the above expressions and the total hours worked. Solve for h and then hours worked by Jon an Kim.