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# Solving a Basic Algebra Word Problem

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Sally received a bill for a total of 8 hours labor on the repair of her bulldozer. She paid \$50 to the master mechanic and \$90 to his apprentice. If the master mechanic gets \$10 more per hour than his apprentice does, write the following:

?Expression for wages in \$/hr by the master mechanic

?Expression for wages in \$/hr by the apprentice

?Expression for wages in \$/hr that the apprentice would have to make to equal the wages of the master mechanic

?Equation that relates the wages of the apprentice to that of the master mechanic

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