# How do you find the actual rate $/hr ? given regular hr/wk, overtime hr/week, and ovetime rate?

Lets say a painter has a base wage of $12.00/ hr how would you find the "actual rate" given

-40 hours/week

- 5 overtime hours/week

-overtime rate=1.5

i dont get it

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- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
$12 times 40 = $480 for the regular hours

1.5 times $12 times 5 = $90 for the overtime.

Now add $480 plus $90 to find the total made in a week.

And then divide by the total hours (40 plus 5) to find the average rate per hour.

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