Hi DeidreFauscett965,

To solve this problem first you have to figure out how much the employee earned during the first 40 hours. You do this by multiplying $11.25 by 40.

To multiply decimals you multiply regularly, ignoring the decimal points.

11.25 x 40 = 45000

Then, add the decimal points by looking at how many decimal points your original numbers had combined, which was two from 11.25, so:

11.25 x 40 = 450.00

So the employee earned $450 during the first 40 hours. Now, you have to subtract $450 from $622 to see how much they earned in overtime.

622-450 = $172 earned in overtime

To figure out how many hours they worked in overtime you have to divide $172 by $16 because that is what they were paid for each overtime hour.

172 / 16 = 10.75 (image attached)

So the employee worked 10.75 overtime hours.

An employee is paid $11.25 per hour for the first 40 hours and $16 for each additional hour. During the first week on the job, the employee’s gross pay was $622. How many hours of overtime did the employee work?

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