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tamanimat | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted October 13, 2012 at 2:34 AM via web

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How do you work out the answer for this question:

Peter's rate of pay is $18 per hour. When he works overtime, his rate of pay is at time-and-a-half.

What is he paid for two hours of overtime work?

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 13, 2012 at 3:02 AM (Answer #1)

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The rate time a half means that the overtime rate is 1.5 times greater than the normal rate.

Overtime rate = 1.5*18 = 27

Payment of 2 hours of overtime = 27*2 = 54

So he will be paid $54 for overtime.

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