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Newlyweds Nick and Dana each week work two part-time jobs in order to make ends meet as they finish college. Nick’s college schedule allows him to work a total of 30 hours per week both for a department store that pays him $9.50 per hour and for a fast food restaurant that pays him $8.50 per hour. Dana’s college schedule allows her to work a total of 25 hours per week for a grocery store that pays her $10.00 per hour and for a novelty shop that pays her $8.00 per hour. The couple must earn $500 per week in order to eat and pay bills. Define the variables and set up the equations. Do not solve.

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