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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.

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.

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


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?


Example 1 Answer

Step: Find the straight-time pay.

Last week: $8.40 × 40 = $336.00

This week: $8.40 × 39½ =$331.80


Practice 1

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

What is her straight-time pay?



Practice 2

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

What is his straight-time pay?



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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