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GRE Math Challenge #70-Workers at Companies X and Y

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GRE Math Challenge #70-Workers at Companies X and Y [#permalink] New post 03 May 2015, 01:24
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Workers at Companies X and Y are paid the same base hourly rate. Workers at company X are paid 1.5 times the base hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 37, while workers at Company Y are paid 1.5 times the base hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 40. In a given week, how many hours must a Company X worker work in order to receive the same pay as a company Y worker who works 46 hours?

A. 46
B. 45
C. 44
D. 43
E. 42
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #70-Workers at Companies X and Y [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2017, 12:13
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Workers at Companies X and Y are paid the same base hourly rate. Workers at company X are paid 1.5 times the base hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 37, while workers at Company Y are paid 1.5 times the base hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 40. In a given week, how many hours must a Company X worker work in order to receive the same pay as a company Y worker who works 46 hours?

A. 46
B. 45
C. 44
D. 43
E. 42



Here,

Company Y work for 46 hr.

Now the company Y will get 1.5 * hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 40 hours= {1.5 * (46-40)} + 40 = 9+ 40 =49

Let H = total hours company X worked
therefore the company X will get 1.5 * hourly rate for each hour worked per week in excess of the first 37 hours = {1.5 * (H-37)} + 37

Now amount of pay for company X = amount of pay for company Y, who works for 46 hours

i.e {1.5 * (H-37)} + 37 = 49

or 1.5H - 55.5 + 37 =49

or H = 45 hours.

Hence company X have to work for 45 hours
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