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1.Tim worked 51 hours last week. He earns \$15.20 per hour plus overtime, at the usual rate, for hours exceeding 40 hours.

What was his gross pay?

\$608.00
\$775.20
\$858.80
\$1162.80

Jan 25, 2018

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40 hours x \$15.20 = \$608 - what Tim earned in regular pay.

51 hours - 40 hours =11 hours of overtime he worked.

Since you don't specify what the "usual rate for overtime" is, we can only check the gross pay.

Since \$608 and \$775.20 are @ \$15.20 for 40 and 51 hours respectively, then will have to check the next amount of \$858.80.

\$858.80 - \$608 =250.80 - this is overtime pay that Tim got. And we check to see the overtime rate:

\$250.80 / 11 hours =\$22.80 per hour for 11 hours of overtime, which is:

\$22.80 / \$15.20 =1.5 times regular pay, which is very common. Therefore Tim's gross pay is:

40 regular hours x \$15.20 =\$608 Tim's regular pay

11 hours of overtime x [1.5 x \$15.20] =\$250.80 Tim's ovetime pay.

\$608.00 + 250.80 = \$858.80 Tim's gross pay.

Jan 25, 2018