Smith industries has 50 workers. Yellow workers are paid $600 per week and red workers are paid $1000 per week. Smith industries weekly payroll is $42,000. How many red workers does Smith industries have? y = number of yellow workers 50  y = number of red workers {there are 50 total workers employed} 600y + 1000(50  y) = 42,000 {number of workers times price of worker equals total payout} 600y + 50,000  1000y = 42,000 {used distributive property} 400y + 50,000 = 42,000 {combined like terms} 400y = 8,000 {subtracted 50,000 from each side} y = 20 {divided each side by 400} 50  y = 30 {substituted 20, in for y, into 50  y} there are 30 red workers {50  y represented red workers}  Algebra House Comments are closed.

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