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ALGEBRA Max Penn?s current job at the hospital pays a monthly gross salary of \$3,250. He is offered a new position at a different hospital that will pay \$14.60 per hour with time and a half per hour for all the hours over 40 per week. How many hours of overtime per week would Max need to work in order to earn the same amount as his current job?

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Okay, here's an old-schooler's version of how to figure this out.

Current pay = \$3,250/mo / 160 hrs = \$20.32 hr now. (assume 40/wk)
New position = 160 hr x \$14.60 = \$2,336/mo (or \$914 short of current pay)
OT rate = \$21.90 (1.5 x \$14.60)

\$914 / \$21.90 = 41.75 add'l hrs (rounded) = 41.75 x \$21.90 = \$914.33
Normal hrs. = \$2,336.00
Overtime hr = 914.33
Total = \$3,250.33
Total Hours/Month = 201.75

That's as close as I can get without actually using Algebra...
Hope this helps.

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How 'bout that. We even came up with the same answer!
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\$3,250 is the monthly pay for four weeks of work or 160 hours (40 hours x 4 weeks) so the new equation becomes:
(\$14.60 x 160 hours) + (1.5 x \$14.60 x X hours) = \$3,250
\$2,336 + \$21.90 x X hours) = \$3,250
\$21.90 x X hours = \$3,250 - \$2.336 = \$914
X hours = \$914 / \$21.90 = 41.735 hours

So to equal the same pay as before, Max would have to work 4 40 hour weeks and 41.735 hours of overtime during the month.