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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
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

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erin512
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Write 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.

erin512
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0having some trouble with this, if somebody could explain how i could solve this i would really appreciate it!

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

Hero
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That's not really it, but it's close

erin512
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks, 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}

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

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

Hero
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1for h > 40, it is overtime so it starts back at 1 again.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1For 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.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1For 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.

erin512
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh okay thank you soo much, what would the equation be in that case?

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

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

erin512
 one year ago
Best 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?

erin512
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0never mind i got it :)
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