The Bagel Factory has 12 employees. Eight of them are paid $8.00 an hour, three are paid $10.00 an hour, and the foreman is paid $12.00 an hour. What are the total earnings for one hour?

This is a multiple choice question and the alternatives are as follows a. $144 b.$30 c. $66 d. $106

1 Answer
Jul 5, 2018

Answer:

#d.# #$106#

Explanation:

The total earnings for one hour is equal to the sum of all the salaries.

#"total earnings = all the salaries added together"#

There are three groups of different leveled salaries. For each group, use this formula:

#"how many are in the group" xx "how much they make"#

There are #8# that make #$8# an hour so:

#8 xx 8 = $64#

There are #3# that make #$10# an hour:

#3 xx 10 = $30#

And there is #1# that makes #$12# an hour:

#1 xx 12 = $12#

Each of the groups make #64#, #30#, and #12# dollars respectively. Remember, the total earnings is all the salaries added together. So add these three numbers together:

#"total earnings" = 64 + 30 + 12 = 106#

The whole group made #$106# in one hour.