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Maurice gets paid $6.00 per hour. If Maurice works more than 8 hours in a day, he is paid one and a half times his normal rate. If Maurice works 10 hours one day, what was his average hourly wage for that day?

A. 6.6

B. 7.5

C. 8.4

D. 8.5

E. 9


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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
Fri May 26, 2023 6:38 pm
Maurice gets paid $6.00 per hour. If Maurice works more than 8 hours in a day, he is paid one and a half times his normal rate. If Maurice works 10 hours one day, what was his average hourly wage for that day?

A. 6.6

B. 7.5

C. 8.4

D. 8.5

E. 9


OA C

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Amount Maurice earns for working for \(8\) hours \(= \$6 \times 8 = \$48\)
Amount Maurice earns for every hour worked more \(= 1.5 \times \$6 = \$9\)

Maurice worked \(10\) hours on a given day \(= \$48 + 2 \times \$9 = \$48 + \$18 = \$66\)
Hours Maurice worked \(= 10\)

Average pay per hour \(= \dfrac{\$ \text{ earned}}{\text{hours worked}} = \dfrac{66}{10} = \$6.6\)

Therefore, the correct answer should be A

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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
Fri May 26, 2023 6:38 pm
Maurice gets paid $6.00 per hour. If Maurice works more than 8 hours in a day, he is paid one and a half times his normal rate. If Maurice works 10 hours one day, what was his average hourly wage for that day?

A. 6.6

B. 7.5

C. 8.4

D. 8.5

E. 9


OA C

Source: Princeton Review
kIndly correct the answer to A. Thank you.