Alex looked at the fallen leaves blowing around the yard last week and had a great idea. He went around to all the neighbors, offering his raking services to clean up their yards. He got five jobs for this week, a different neighbor each day. The neighbors all lived on different streets and each had a different yard size, so some days he made more than others. Determine the last name of each neighbor who hired him, what street each lived on, what day he worked for each neighbor, and how much each neighbor paid him.
1. Alex worked for the Jones family on Monday afternoon and he earned $10 more than the day he raked for the neighbor on West Street.
2. He earned $4 less working for the Bradley family than he did from the neighbor on School Street.
3. On Friday, he worked on Oak Street but not for the Hayes family. The family on Main Street paid him $10 more than the neighbor he raked for on Wednesday.
4. He got $29 from the May family but it wasn’t on Tuesday.
5. He worked for the Elliot family the day before he worked on Russell Street. He earned $39 on Thursday.
6. Alex raked the Elliot yard two days before the neighbor on Oak Street but one day after the neighbor who paid him $43.
January 10, 2011