A carpenter earns $12.30 an hour for a 40-hour week. His overtime pay is 3/2 times his base pay. If he puts in a 46-hour week, how much is his weekly pay?

A carpenter earns $12.30 an hour for a 40-hour week. His overtime pay is 3/2 times his base pay. If he puts in a 46-hour week, how much is his weekly pay?

Detailed Explanation

12.30 × 40 hours = 492, his base pay per week. 12.30 × 1.5 = 18.45, his overtime rate per hour. 18.45 (overtime rate per hour) × 6 (hours of overtime) = 110.70 (overtime pay). 492.00 (base pay) + 110.70 (overtime pay) = 602.70 (total pay for the week).