# Joe earns $$\13.50$$ an hour when he works on weekdays and time-and-a-half per hour when he works on the weekend. Last week, he worked 40 hours Monday through Friday and 6 hours on Saturday. How much did he earn for the week?

$$\ 661.50$$

Explanation

To determine Joe’s time-and-a-half pay rate, divide $$\13.50$$ by 2 ($$\6.75$$ ) and add to the$$\13.50$$ he usually makes per hour. His time-and-a-half rate is $$\20.25$$. Multiply $$\13.50$$ by 40, and then multiply $$\20.25$$ by 6. Finally, add these two figures together:

$$\ 13.50 \times 40=\ 540$$
$$\ 20.25 \times 6=\ 121.50$$
$$\ 540+\ 121.50=\ 661.50$$