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    Working out how much pay per hour

    Hello,

    Please someone help me with this problem.



    If a job pays 17,939 annually, work out how much the person earns per hour?

    17939/12 = 1494.92 ( dividing by 12, to get the amount per month)

    than divide by 4, to get the amount per week?

    1494.92 / 4 = 372.73

    now divide by 5, because this is the number of days, you would work in a week, or is it 7?

    so far is this correct?

    Thank you

    Sorry forgot to add, that the number of hours worked per week is 20.
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    Re: Working out how much pay per hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
    Hello,

    Please someone help me with this problem.



    If a job pays 17,939 annually, work out how much the person earns per hour?

    17939/12 = 1494.92 ( dividing by 12, to get the amount per month)

    than divide by 4, to get the amount per week?

    1494.92 / 4 = 372.73

    now divide by 5, because this is the number of days, you would work in a week, or is it 7?

    so far is this correct?

    Thank you
    The question is not clear.
    1)We do not know how many hours does he work in 1 day.
    2)We do not know if he works on weekends or not.

    Assuming that he works 24 hours a day and works on all days in a year:

    \text{No. of hours he worked}=\text{No.of days in a year}\times 24=365\times 24=8760

    \text{Money earned in 1 hour}=\frac{17939}{8760}=2.04
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    Re: Working out how much pay per hour

    Quote Originally Posted by sbhatnagar View Post
    The question is not clear.
    1)We do not know how many hours does he work in 1 day.
    2)We do not know if he works on weekends or not.

    Assuming that he works 24 hours a day and works on all days in a year:

    \text{No. of hours he worked}=\text{No.of days in a year}\times 24=365\times 24=8760

    \text{Money earned in 1 hour}=\frac{17939}{8760}=2.04

    Oh sorry, I forgot to add, number or hours worked per week is 20, and Monday-Friday, so 5 days a week.
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    Re: Working out how much pay per hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
    Oh sorry, I forgot to add, number or hours worked per week is 20, and Monday-Friday, so 5 days a week.
    In that case, no. of working hours= [365-(4)(12)(2)]20=20(365-96)=20(269)

    Money earned in 1 hour = \frac{17939}{20(269)}

    Simplify and finish it.
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