John worked 43 hours last week. His hourly rate is $9.00. He has the following deductions taken from his pay: Social Security ta
x at the rate of 6.2 percent, Medicare tax at the rate of 1.45 percent, health insurance premiums of $15.00, and 401(k) contributions of 5 percent of gross pay. John also has federal income tax withheld at the rate of 10 percent. Federal taxes do not apply to the 401(k) contribution. John’s net pay for last week was
With the information provided, you can say that Jenna's total earnings are equal to the amount she earned cleaning her neighbor's basement plus the result of multiplying the charge per hour for babysitting for the number f hours, which is:
e represents the total earnings
x is the number of hours
Now, you can replace e with 55 that is the toal amount she earned and solve for x:
According to this, the answer is that Jenna spent 7 hours babysitting.