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Your Reward for Hard Work Your paycheck should reflect your gross income. Why is it important to know how to calculate your gross income?. Lesson Objective Calculate straight-time pay. Content Vocabulary. hourly rate. hourly rate A fixed amount of money for each hour you work.

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Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Your Reward for Hard Work

Your paycheck should reflect your gross income.

Why is it important to know how to calculate your gross income?


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Lesson Objective

Calculate straight-time pay.

Content Vocabulary

  • hourly rate

hourly rate

A fixed amount of money for each hour you work.

straight-time pay

The total amount of money you earn for a pay period at the regular hourly rate.

gross income

The total amount you are paid during a pay period.

  • straight-time pay

  • gross income


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Example 1

Shawna Jackson is a mail clerk. She earns $8.40 per hour. Last week she worked 40 hours, and this week she worked 39½ hours.

What is her straight-time pay for each week?


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Example 1 Answer

Step: Find the straight-time pay.

Last week: $8.40 × 40 = $336.00

This week: $8.40 × 39½ =$331.80


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Practice 1

Izumi is a musician. She earns $35.00 per hour. She works 32½ hours.

What is her straight-time pay?


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Practice 1 Answer

$1,137.50


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Practice 2

Steve is a plumber. He earns $28.75 per hour. He works 39¾ hours.

What is his straight-time pay?


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

Practice 2 Answer

$1,142.81


Your reward for hard work your paycheck should reflect your gross income

3. ALGEBRA Sarah Ortiz works as a line worker in a factory. She earns $12.30 per hour. Last week she earned $430.50 straight-time pay. Find the number of hours worked by Sarah last week.

  • 25

  • 25½

  • 30

  • 35


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