# A clerical assistant earns $$\45.20$$ in 8 hours. At this rate, how much does he earn in 40 hours?

$$\226$$

Explanation

Set up a proportion and solve for the missing term.
$$\frac{\text{hours}}{\text{amount earned}}= \frac{8}{\45.25}=\frac{40}{x}$$
$$8 x=45.20 \times 40$$
$$8x = 1,808$$

$$x = 226$$
So, a clerical assistant earns $$\226.00$$ in 40 hours.