MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# Ellen gets paid $18 per hour for the first 8 hours she works each day. She earns 1.5 times her hourly pay rate for time she works over 8 hours each day. Ellen worked from 8am to 8:30 pm on Friday and took a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

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A:

Hello! So she earns $18 an hour for 8 hours, with the wage 1.5x the amount after 8 hours. 18 * 1.5 is 27. 8am - 8:30pm is 12 1/2 hours, but taking a break for 1 hour would leave 11 1/2 hours. So first, let's multiply 18 by 8. 18 * 8 is 144. There are another 3 1/2 hours she worked, so let's multiply that by 27. 27 * 3.5 is 94.5. Now, add both numbers together. 144 + 94.5 is 238.5. There. Ellen earned $238.50 on Friday.