### Home > CC3 > Chapter 6 > Lesson 6.2.2 > Problem 6-61

Normally, the longer you work for a company, the higher your salary per hour. Hector surveyed the people at his company and placed his data in the table below.

*6-61 HW eTool*(Desmos). Homework Help ✎**Number of Years at Company**1

3

6

7

**Salary per Hour**$7.00

$8.50

$10.75

$11.50

Use Hector’s data to estimate how much he makes, assuming he has worked at the company for 12 years.

Hector is hiring a new employee who will work 20 hours a week. How much should the new employee earn for the first week?

Create an equation representing the table above, where:*y* = salary per hour

*x* = number of years at company

During the first year of work (0), the salary per hour is $6.25.

*y* = 6.25 + .75*x*

$15.25 per hour

Refer to part (a).

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