Rae earns $8.40 an hour plus an overtime rate equal to 1(1/2)times her regular pay for each hour worked beyond 40 hours. What are her total earnings for a 45-hour work week?

Rae earns $8.40 an hour plus an overtime rate equal to 1(1/2)times her regular pay for each hour worked beyond 40 hours. What are her total earnings for a 45-hour work week?

Detailed Explanation

The overtime rate is 8.40 × 1.5 = 12.60. Five hours of overtime were completed, so the total earnings are (8.40 × 40) + (12.60 × 5) = 336 + 63 = 399.