Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it.
The employees of ABC Corporation put forward demands for a shorter working week and a better pay. They were paid by the hour and worked 5 days a week. Their demands were:
(i) the working days to be shorter by 1 h and
(ii) in the course of the shorter working day that they are demanding, payment for a working day be the same as the number of h needed to earn Rs 49.
At present, a full day’s work brings in Re 1 less than that and as many rupees as it is necessary to work and earn Rs 40.
For how many hours were the employee proposing to work?