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Question:

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?

A $399
Explaination

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.