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Jeremy Fink answered

$7.50 per hour for the third job.

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$7.50. If you guessed $10, don’t feel bad. Percentages can be counter intuitive.

First job: $10/hour
Second job: $10/hour – ($10 × .5) = $5/hour
Third job: $5/hour + ($5 × .5) = $7.50

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HelpStop AnimalAbuse , A, answered

Jeremy was making $10 an hour at his summer job, but he hated the work. He decided to take a 50% pay cut to work at an easier job. He liked his new job at first, then grew bored and found another job paying 50% more than he was currently making. What was his hourly pay at the third job?

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YoWanna Cook answered

10 dollars

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HelpStop AnimalAbuse
$7.50. If you guessed $10, don’t feel bad. Percentages can be counter intuitive.

First job: $10/hour
Second job: $10/hour – ($10 × .5) = $5/hour
Third job: $5/hour + ($5 × .5) = $7.50
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Skip Gentry commented
I thought the same thing, Yin!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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