John gets Rs 57 per hour of regular work and Rs 114 per hour of overtime work. He works altogether 172 hours and his income from overtime hours is 15% of his income from regular hours. Then, for how many hours did he work overtime?
Correct Answer: 12
It is given that John works altogether 172 hours i.e including regular and overtime hours.
Let a be the regular hours, 172-a will be the overtime hours
John's income from regular hours = 57*a
John's income for working overtime hours = (172-a)*144
It is given that his income from overtime hours is 15% of his income from regular hours
a*57*0.15 = (172-a)*114
The number of hours for which he worked overtime = 172-160=12 hrs
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