Determine the gross pay in each word problem.
Problem 1 :
Brent started painting the house at 8:30 a.m. He finished for the day at 4:00 p.m. He earned $7.50 per hour.
Solution :
He started working at 8.30 am
8:30 am to 9:30 am = 1 hour
9:30 am to 10:30 am = 1 hour
10:30 am to 12:30 pm = 2 hours
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm = 1 hour
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm = 2 hours
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm = 30 minutes
Total number of hours he is working
= 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 30 minutes
= 7 hours 30 minutes
= 7.5 hours
His earning for 1 hour = 7.50
Total earning for 7.5 hours = 7.50 x 7.50
= $56.25
Problem 2 :
Walter took 3 hours 45 minutes to fix the engine problems of the car brought into his auto repair shop. He earned $36 per hour.
Solution :
Total number of hours Walter is taking = 3 hours 45 minutes
Converting minutes into fraction,
1 hour = 60 minutes
1 minute = 1/60 hour
45 minutes = 45/60 hour
45 minutes = 3/4 hour ==> 0.75
He is working 3.75 hours. To calculate his total earning, we have to multiply the number of working by the charge he is getting per hour.
= 3.75 x 36
= $135
So, his total earning is $135.
Problem 3 :
Roger works at the Lincoln Savings and Loan. He starts his work day at 8:45 a.m. and finishes working at 5:30 p.m. He gets paid $12.50 per hour.
Solution :
8:45 am to 12:45 pm = 4 hours
12:45 pm to 1 pm = 15 minutes
1 pm to 5 pm = 5 hours
5 pm to 5:30 pm = 30 minutes
= (4 + 5) hours and (15 + 30) minutes
= 9 hours and 45 minutes
45 minutes = 3/4 hours==>0.75
Total number of hours he is working = 9.75 hours
His revenue = 12.50 x 9.75
= $121.875
Problem 4 :
Tulia began work at 7:05 a.m. and finished at 2:01 p.m. She earned $8.75 per hour.
Solution :
7:05 am to 12:05 pm = 5 hours
12:05 pm to 1:05 pm = 1 hour
1:05 pm to 2:01 = 56 minutes
Total number of hours = 6 hours 56 minutes
= 56/60 hours
= 0.93 hours
= 6.93 hours
Charge for 1 hour = $8.75
Total charge = 8.75 x 6.93
= $60.63
Problem 5 :
Carlo started his job at the Sirloin Stockade at 9:30 a.m. He finished at 5:45 p.m. He earned $14.60 per hour.
Solution :
9:30 am to 12:30 pm = 3 hours
12:30 pm to 5:30 pm = 5 hours
5:30 pm to 5:45 pm = 15 minutes
Total = 8 hours 15 minutes
Converting minutes into decimal, we get
= 15/60 ==> 1/4 ==> 0.25
So, he is working 8.25 hours.
Charge per hour = $14.60
Total charge = 8.25 x 14.60
= $120.45
Problem 6 :
Jamie started work at his job at 8:30 a.m. He finished at 5:15 p.m. He earns $8.40 per hour.
Solution :
8:30 am to 12:30 pm = 4 hours
12:30 pm to 5:30 pm = 5 hours
5:15 pm to 5:30 pm = 15 minutes
Total number of hours = (4 + 5) hours - 15 minutes
= 9 hours - 15 minutes
= 8 hours 45 minutes
Converting minutes to decimals = 45/60 ==> 0.75
So, total number of hours working = 8.75 hours
Hi earning per hour = $8.40
Total revenue = 8.75 x 8.40
= $73.5
Problem 7 :
SueAnn took 4 hours and 15 minute to do all the laundry. She earned $5.50 per hour.
Solution :
Number of hours she is working = 4 hours and 15 minutes
Converting minutes into decimal, we get
= 15/60 ==> 0.25
Total number of hours = 4.25 hours
His earning = $5.50 per hour
Total revenue = 4.25 x 5.50
= $23.375
Problem 8 :
Kerrie started at 9:15 a.m. and finished working at 3:30 p.m. She earns $10.00 per hour.
Solution :
9:15 pm to 3:15 pm = 6 hours
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm = 15 minutes
= 15/60
=1/4
= 0.25
Total number of hours = 6 + 0.25
= 6.25 hours
His earning = $10 per hour
His total earning = 6.25 x 10
= $62.5
Problem 9 :
Moe began his day as a school counselor at 7:00 a.m. and finished at 1:15 p.m. He earns $22.50 per hour.
Solution :
7 am to 1 pm = 6 hours
1 pm to 1:15 pm = 15 minutes
Total number of hours = 6.25 hours
Charge per hour = $22.50
Total revenue = 6.25 x 22.50
= $140.625
Problem 10:
Marissa works as a waitress at a local restaurant and earns $6.50 per hour. She started her shift at 6:30 a.m. and finished at 2:00 p.m.
Solution :
6:30 am to 1:30 pm = 7 hours
1:30 pm to 2 pm = 30 minutes
Converting minutes into decimals = 30/60
= 0.50
Total number of hours working = 7.5 hours
Earning per hour = $6.50
His total revenue = 6.50 x 7.5
= $48.75
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