Posted by **matt** on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 7:04pm.

Angelo is paid double time for each hour he works over 40 hours in a week. Last week he worked 42 hours and earned $660. What is his normal hourly rate?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 7:08pm
So essentially he worked 44 hrs. hourly rate= 660/44

pay= 40*h+ (42-40)*2h is another way.

660=h(40+84-80)

660=h*44

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**Creative Teacher**, Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 7:30pm
Putting it into an equation of what's known and what isn't.

We know his normal hours but not the pay. Let x be the missing number.

x=hourly pay

40x

we know he worked two extra hours at two times the rate.

2 times 2x

we know his wages with 2 times 2x

so put this together

40x + 4x=44x

divide 660 by 44 to solve for x

and you get 15.

Does that make sense?

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