Question

laura has saved her babysitting money for the past two weeks. currently has 5 time her weekly pay. this week she spent a less then 2 times her weekly pay and now has 156. how much does laura earn each week

To find out how much Laura earns each week, you can set up an equation using the information given. Let’s call Laura’s weekly pay “W”.
You know that Laura has saved 5 times her weekly pay, so you can write this as 5W.
You also know that she spent less than 2 times her weekly pay this week, so you can write this as 2W – X, where X is the amount that she spent less than 2 times her weekly pay.
Finally, you know that she has 156 left after spending some money, so you can write this as 156.
You can now set up the equation:
5W + (2W – X) = 156
Combining like terms, you get:
7W – X = 156
Adding X to both sides, you get:
7W = 156 + X
Dividing both sides by 7, you get:
W = (156 + X) / 7
Thus, Laura’s weekly pay is equal to (156 + X) / 7. You know that she spent less than 2 times her weekly pay this week, so X must be less than 2W. However, you don’t know the exact value of X, so you can’t find the exact value of Laura’s weekly pay.
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