# Jim worked 40 regular hours last week, plus 8 overtime hours at the time-and-a-half rate. His gross pay was $884. What was his hourly rate?

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- Wayne DeguManLv 78 months ago
Let the hourly rate be $x

so, 40 hours => $40x

Overtime 8 hours => $8(1.5x) = $12x

Total => 40x + 12x = 52x

Hence, 52x = 884

i.e. x = 884/52 => $17/hour

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- KrishnamurthyLv 78 months ago
Jim worked 40 regular hours last week,

plus 8 overtime hours at the time-and-a-half rate.

His gross pay was $884.

40x + 1.5(8x) = $884

52x = $884

x = $17

His hourly rate was $17.00

- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months ago
He got paid for 40 hrs plus (8 * 1.5) hr. That's 40 + 12 or 52 hr.

He got paid $884 for 52 hrs. So 884/52 is his hourly rate.

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