Joshua babysits for his sister after school. He is paid
$3.00 for each hour of babysitting. He has saved $43.50
and wants to buy a toy that costs $70. What is the least
amount of hours Josh needs to babysit to purchase the

Plz help


  1. Answer:

    9 hrs

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Joshua has already saved $43.50 so you subtract $43.50 from 70 which leaves you with $26.50. Joshua still needs $26.50.

    $26.50 divided by $3 per hr is 8.833 repeating. Obviously you can’t work 8.833 hrs so you round it up to 9. So, Joshua has to work for at least 9 hrs more.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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