Sibyl Dibble works at Allen Memorial Hospital. She is paid by the hour. She gets time-and-a-half for any hours she puts in over 40 hours per week. During her first week on the job she worked 35 hours. During the second week she worked 46 hours. She made $112 more the second week than she made during the first week. What does Sibyl get paid per hour?
We note that 46 hours is 40 hours regular + 6 overtime, which is equivalent to 49 hours at the regular rate.
The difference in hours worked at the regular rate of pay between the first week and second week is 49 – 35 = 14 hours, and she was paid $112 for those hours. That’s $8 per hour.