Question from Gilligan, a student:
John Ritter, who is paid timeandahalf for hours greater than 40, had a gross weekly wage of $442 for 48 hours. What is his regular hourly rate?
My work:
I was not able to develop an equation that would lead me to the right answer.
I know:
John normally works 40 hours at x hours per hour.
John worked an additional 8 hours for that week totaling 48 hours of work time.
John makes timeandahalf for hours over 40, which means he made timeandahalf for 8 hours, right?
My problem is gathering all this data to form an equation.
Thanks
