# Just need some help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Maintenance Man, May 27, 2011.

1. ### Maintenance Man Thread Starter New Member

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Hi to all,

I am stuck on what should be a simple word problem. I am drawing a blank on how to solve this one. Any help with helping me understand how to solve this one, would be greatly appreciated. I know it must have a simple solution, but I am not seeing it at this time. Thank you all very much.

You are calculating payroll. Your company has 45 employees who work 40 hrs at \$17 per hour. 14 employees each worked 6 hrs of overtime at 50% above their hourly rate. What percentage of the total payroll that week was overtime pay?

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45 X 40 X \$17 = Regular \$

14 X 6 X 1.5 X \$17 = Overtime \$

Regular \$ + Overtime \$ = Total \$

Overtime \$ / Total \$ X 100 = Overtime %

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3. ### Maintenance Man Thread Starter New Member

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Thank you very much for your help.

4. ### ErnieM AAC Fanatic!

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Some obscure overtime/work inefficiency humor?

6. ### ErnieM AAC Fanatic!

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Oops, AFAIK "DUCY" was as well traveled as, say, "AFAIK." But I guess I'm wrong. "DUCY" is just "do you see why?" and is a close cousin to "O rly?"

As every one of the 14 employees who worked OT gets paid for 40 hrs at \$17 per hour it is unclear if this company has 45 or 45+14 employees.

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I understood the meaning of DUCY, though I prefer full English instead of txt msg spk.

I see what you're saying now in your explanation but by explicitly stating the number of employees getting regular pay, the group getting overtime pay is implied as a subset. If this were not true, the problem would be unsolvable as you say.