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Wages A mechanic's pay is \( \$ 14 \) per hour for...

Wages A mechanic's pay is \( \$ 14 \) per hour for regular time and time-and-a-half for overtime. The weekly wage function is 

\( W ( h ) = \left\{ \begin{array} { l l } { 14 h , } \\ { 21 ( h - 40 ) + 560 , h > 40 } \end{array} \right. \) 

where \( h \) is the number of hours worked in a week. 

(a) Evaluate \( W ( 30 ) , W ( 40 ) , W ( 45 ) \) , and \( W ( 50 ) . \) 

(b) The company decreases the regular work week to \( 36 \) hours. What is the new weekly wage function? 

(c) The company increases the mechanic's pay to \( \$ 16 \) per hour. What is the new weekly wage function? Use a regular work week of \( 40 \) hours. 

Answer

a) W(30)=420

W(40)=560

W(45)=665

W(50)=770

 

Solution
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