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Short Math Problem for IAG 2H


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Solve It – Prompt #1

To solve the problem of how many hours overtime he worked, I first had to find out how much he was paid for overtime. To find this, I had to subtract his normal pay from his total pay of $332.50. I found his normal pay by multiplying the hours he normally works (40) by his normal hourly rate of $7.00. ($7 x 40 = $280 normal pay) I then subtracted this amount from his normal pay ($332.50 - $280 = $52.50 overtime pay). I now know that he made $52.50 in overtime pay. To find the amount per hour overtime, I multiplied the normal rate times “time and a half” of 1.5 ($7 x 1.5 = $10.50 per hour overtime pay) I now divided the total overtime pay by the hourly rate ($52.50 / $10.50 = 5 hours) I now know that this employee worked 5 hours over his normal 40 hours a week.

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This was an exceedingly easy and simple problem that could be both solved and explained in minutes. I would make it much, much more complicated before it was worthy of being called “like a POW”. I hope that future problem will be much, much harder to be worthy of being called a POW.

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