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ashleyb
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?
$7.50 an hour = if she works up to 40 hours $7.50 x 1.5 = if she works more than 40 hours.
please tell me your working out, how you achieved that answer.
I multiplied 7.50 by 1.5=11.25 then i multiplied 11.25 by 42 which equals 472.50
now that is wrong because that only applies for when she works for more than 40 hours.
she did. she worked 42 hours
"More than" 40 hours key word "More than"
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)
$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?
\[r_{regular}=750\ cents\]\[r_{overtime}=150\%(r_{regular})\]\[r_{overtime}=\frac{150}{100}750=15*75=750+5(75)=\]\[750+375=1125\frac{cents}{hour}=r_{overtime}\] pay = regular + overtime \[pay_{cents}=750(40)+1125(2)\]
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
yes @jim_thompson5910 says it well, she has worked additionally two hours on top of the 40 base hours.
i think u may have mistyped it.
I'm getting 322.5, so you're 11.25 off somehow
you must have only calculated 1 additional hour of overtime instead of 2
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
stamp: how did u get 322.50
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
OHHHHH!!!! i understand!! thankyou!
you're welcome