Two mechanics worked on a car. The first mechanic worked for 5 hours, and the second mechanic worked for 15 hours. Together they charged a total of $1025. What was the rate per hour by each mechanic if the sum of the two rates was $105 per hour?

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Answer:The mechanic who worked 5 hours charged $115 per hour, the one who worked 15 hours charged $120 per hour.

Step-by-step explanation:x = rate of mechanic who worked 5 hours

y = rate of mechanic who worked 15 hours

Then

x + y = 235

5x + 15y = 2375

Just solve these 2 equations above for x and y.

x + y = 235 ⇒ x = 235 – y

Substitute into second equation to find y.

5(235 – y) + 15y = 2375

1175 – 5y + 15y = 2375

10y = 1200

y = 1200/10 = 120

x = 235 – y = 235 – 120 = 115