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**blueridge** John Ritter, who is paid time-and-a-half for hours greater than 40, had a gross weekly wage of $442 for 48 hours. What is his regular hourly rate?

My work:

I was not able to develope an equation that would lead me to the right answer.

I know:

John normally works 40 hours at x hours per hour.

John worked an additional 8 hours for that week totalling 48 hours of work time.

John makes time-and-a-half for hours over 40, which means he made time-and-a-half for 8 hours, right?

My problem is gathering all this data to form an equation.

Thanks