Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
A local store owner pays her employees timeandahalf for overtime. That means if an employee works more than 40 hours per week, the store will pay him 1.5 times his regular hourly wage of $6.50
 one year ago
 one year ago
A local store owner pays her employees timeandahalf for overtime. That means if an employee works more than 40 hours per week, the store will pay him 1.5 times his regular hourly wage of $6.50
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Write and graph a piecewise function that illustrates an employee's weekly pay, W, as a function of the number of hours, h, that employee works.
 one year ago

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
having some trouble with this, if somebody could explain how i could solve this i would really appreciate it!
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
f(x) = 6.50x, x <=40 f(x) = 260 + 9.75x, x > 40 Sorry, that's the best I can do.
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's not really it, but it's close
 one year ago

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks, i got this does this seem to make sense or is this wrong? P = {0 h<0 6.5 h 0≤h≤40 260+9.75 40<h≤168}
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But you still need a variable for the the third interval.
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The problem is, you need a variable that will represent h > 40 because it won't be the same as 0 < h < 40
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
for h > 40, it is overtime so it starts back at 1 again.
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
For instance, if she works one hour overtime, it won't be 260 + 9.75(41) it will be 260 + 9.75(1) For two hours, it will be 260 + 9.75(2) so the variable cannot be h. It has to be "o" maybe for overtime hours. But we have to write a piecewise function in terms of the same variable, so good luck with that.
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
For the 3rd interval, you have to find the equation of the line. So use points (40, 260) and (41, 269.75) to find the slope, then rewrite the equation of the line in terms of h.
 one year ago

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh okay thank you soo much, what would the equation be in that case?
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Tricky problem, but not impossible to figure out
 one year ago

HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so f(h) = 6.50h 0 < h < 40 f(h) = 9.75h  130 h > 40
 one year ago

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@Hero thank you so much, i understand much better now. do you know how i could graph that?
 one year ago

erin512Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
never mind i got it :)
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.