# Thread: Working out how much pay per hour

1. ## 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.

2. ## Re: Working out how much pay per hour

Originally Posted by Tweety
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:

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

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

3. ## Re: Working out how much pay per hour

Originally Posted by sbhatnagar
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.

4. ## Re: Working out how much pay per hour

Originally Posted by Tweety
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.