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Source: OG11th

Level: 3

John and Mary were each paid x dollars in advance to do a certain job together. John worked on the job for 10 hours and Mary worked 2 hours less than John. If Mary gave John y dollars of her payment so that they would have received the same hourly wage, what was the dollar amount, in terms of y, that John was paid in advance?

  • A 4y
  • B 5y
  • C 6y
  • D 8y
  • E 9y

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