# I need to turn this story into an algebra problem:

Your cousin ears $25 per week babysitting and receives one $5 bonus. You earn $15 per week mowing lawns and $12 a week running errands. After working the same number of weeks, you have $11 more than your cousin. Write and solve an equation to find how many weeks you worked. Is 2 1/2 weeks correct?

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Well I checked it an I realized that it wasn't right. My problem is that I don't know how to put it into an equation.

If the cousin had not gotten the bonus $5 you would have $16 more.

so You = 15+12=27

and your cousin = 25

You are +2 per week.

yes but to get $11 more than my cousin my chart says it'll take 7 weeks. I just don't know how to put those numbers into an equation.

You actually get $16 more than him as your regular earnings, the $5 bonus he got is throwing your chart off.

The equation is

25x + 5 + 11=(15 + 12)x

where x represents the number of weeks. The solution:

25x + 16 = 27x

16 = 27x - 25x

16 = 2x

x=8

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## It’s possible for anyone that thinks it is not possible it is.

When you do the equation you have to subtract 7 so when you plugging everything back in you add seven

The equation is: 5x+5=10x+8x-7 ⬇️

15x + 5 = 18x - 7

-15 -15x ⬇️

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5 = 3x - 7

+7 +7

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12 = 3x - 7

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12/3 = 3x/3

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4 = x