## ashleyb 2 years ago Joelle earns her regular pay of $7.50 per hour for up to 40 hours of work in a week. For each hour over 40 hours in a week, she is paid 1 and 1/2 times her regular pay. how much does joelle earn for a week in which she works 42 hours? • This Question is Closed 1. ashleyb is the answer$472.50?

2. JayDS

$7.50 an hour = if she works up to 40 hours$7.50 x 1.5 = if she works more than 40 hours.

3. JayDS

no it is not.

4. JayDS

5. ashleyb

I multiplied 7.50 by 1.5=11.25 then i multiplied 11.25 by 42 which equals 472.50

6. JayDS

now that is wrong because that only applies for when she works for more than 40 hours.

7. ashleyb

she did. she worked 42 hours

8. JayDS

nononono.

9. ashleyb

ok. explain

10. JayDS

"More than" 40 hours key word "More than"

11. jim_thompson5910

ashleyb that answer would be correct if she got paid 1 and a half times her regular pay of $7.50 for the entire 42 hours but that overtime bonus only applies for the additional 2 hrs (not the full 42 hrs) 12. JayDS$7.50 an hour = if she works up to 40 hours $7.50 x 1.5 = if she works more than 40 hours. How many hours did she work for more than 40 hours? so 40 + 2 = 42 hours that she worked in total. do you see she has worked 2 hours over 40 hours? 13. stamp $r_{regular}=750\ cents$$r_{overtime}=150\%(r_{regular})$$r_{overtime}=\frac{150}{100}750=15*75=750+5(75)=$$750+375=1125\frac{cents}{hour}=r_{overtime}$ pay = regular + overtime $pay_{cents}=750(40)+1125(2)$ 14. jim_thompson5910 you would have to do it in pieces calculate her total pay for working 40 hrs at$7.50 an hour then add on the additional bonus pay of working 2 hrs at 1.5*7.50 = 11.25 dollars an hour

15. JayDS

yes @jim_thompson5910 says it well, she has worked additionally two hours on top of the 40 base hours.

16. ashleyb

jayds: yes

17. ashleyb

311.25?

18. JayDS

yes u are right.

19. JayDS

wait.

20. JayDS

i think u may have mistyped it.

21. jim_thompson5910

I'm getting 322.5, so you're 11.25 off somehow

22. JayDS

in the calculator.

23. jim_thompson5910

you must have only calculated 1 additional hour of overtime instead of 2

24. stamp

300 + 22.50 = 322.50 $25. JayDS First 40 hours = base pay of$7.50 per hour additional 2 hours = base pay x 1.5 = 7.50 x 1.5 = 11.25 per hour

26. ashleyb

stamp: how did u get 322.50

27. jim_thompson5910

Regular: 40 hours at $7.50 an hour =$300 in total pay Overtime: 2 hours at $11.25 an hour =$22.50 in total pay Overall, she made 300+22.50 = 322.50 dollars working 42 hours

28. ashleyb

OHHHHH!!!! i understand!! thankyou!

29. jim_thompson5910

you're welcome