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?

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- anonymous

is the answer $472.50?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

no it is not.

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- anonymous

please tell me your working out, how you achieved that answer.

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

she did. she worked 42 hours

- anonymous

nononono.

- anonymous

ok. explain

- anonymous

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

- 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)

- anonymous

$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?

- 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
\[pay_{cents}=750(40)+1125(2)\]

- 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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

jayds: yes

- anonymous

311.25?

- anonymous

yes u are right.

- anonymous

wait.

- anonymous

i think u may have mistyped it.

- jim_thompson5910

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

- anonymous

in the calculator.

- jim_thompson5910

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

- stamp

300 + 22.50 = 322.50 $

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

stamp: how did u get 322.50

- 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

- anonymous

OHHHHH!!!! i understand!! thankyou!

- jim_thompson5910

you're welcome

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