You have a summer job that pays time and a half for overtime. That is, if you work more than 40 hours a week, your hourly wage for the extra

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You have a summer job that pays time and a half for overtime. That is, if you work more than 40 hours a week, your hourly wage for the extra hours is 1.5 times your normal hourly wage of \$7.
a. Write a piecewise function that gives your weekly pay “P” in terms of the number “H” of hours you work.
b. How much will you get paid if you work 45 hours?

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a) F (H) = 7H if H ≤ 40 hrs.

F (H) = 7H + 10.5 (EH) if H > 40 hrs i.e extra time.

b) P = 7 (40) + 10.5 (5) =  332.5\$

Step-by-step explanation:

a) In order to find piecewise function of pay rate, we need to understand how it is changing with conditions given.

Here, we are being told that, if a person works 40 hours, his/her wage per hour would be 7\$ and if he/she exceeds this 40 hours time, it will count as over time or extra time and for that extra amount of time, he/she will be paid 1.5 times greater than normal.  which is equal to 10.5\$ per extra hour.

So, let’s make the functions.

P = F (H) = 7H if H ≤ 40 hrs.

P = F (H) = 7H + 10.5 (EH) if H > 40 hrs i.e EH = extra hours.

b) for 45 hours it means there is 5 hours of Extra hours and 40 hours of normal time. Just plug in values in function number two for the condition if H > 40 hrs.

P = F (H) = 7H + 10.5 (EH)

P = 7 (40) + 10.5 (5)

P = 332.5\$

Hope, this may help!