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

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.

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