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Question:

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 $602.70
Explaination

$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).