Posted by **Someone AWESOME (who rocks!)** on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:43pm.

Bruce earns 1.5 times his normal hourly rate for each hour he works after 40 hours in a week. He worked 53 hours this week and earned $833. What is his normal hourly rate?

- Algebra (I think) -
**DrBob222**, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 12:04am
Let x = hourly rate and

1.5x = overtime rate.

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40*x + 13*1.5x = 833

Solve for x.

- Algebra (I think) -
**Jaya**, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 4:12am
40(x)+13(1.5x)=833

=40x+20x=833

=60x=833

x needs to be isolated, so divide 60 from 833

x=833/60

x=14

hourly rate =$14.00

overtime rate=1.5(14)=$21.00

- Algebra (I think) -
**Someone AWESOME (who rocks!)**, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 9:15pm
Where did you guys get the 13 from?

- Algebra (I think) -
**PsyDAG**, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 9:57pm
53-40 = 13

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