# Mathematics for Business and Personal Finance

## Chapter 1: Gross Income

### Practice Tests

 1 Susan Gregory works in an ice cream shop. She earns \$8.75 per hour. Last week she worked 32 hours. What was her straight-time pay? A) \$262.50 B) \$280.00 C) \$332.50 D) \$350.00 2 Find the straight-time pay: \$9.25 per hour, 35 hours. A) \$315.00 B) \$317.25 C) \$318.75 D) \$323.75 3 ALGEBRA Ray Horton is a laborer. He earns \$16.25 per hour. How many hours per week must he work if he wants to earn approximately \$585.00 per week? A) 34 hours B) 35 hours C) 36 hours D) 37 hours 4 Find the overtime pay. \$8.50 per hour for 40 hours and time and a half for 4 hours. A) \$374.00 B) \$76.50 C) \$51.00 D) \$34.00 5 Maria Gomez is a dental assistant. She earns \$12.12 per hour and time and a half for overtime. What is her total pay for a week in which she works 45 hours? A) \$484.80 B) \$545.40 C) \$575.70 D) \$606.00 6 Harold Crispen worked Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a half hour for lunch each day. How many total hours did he work? A) 21.0 B) 22.5 C) 28.0 D) 30.0 7 Eddie Foster packs and seals pens at a rate of \$0.235 per pack. At the end of his eight-hour shift, Foster has packed and sealed 480 packs of pens. How much did he earn? A) \$110.40 B) \$112.80 C) \$384.00 D) \$902.40 8 Sharise Brody folds and glues corrugated cardboard boxes at the rate of \$0.57 per box. If she averages 40 boxes per hour, how much is her average hourly pay? A) \$22.80 B) \$24.00 C) \$28.20 D) \$37.60 9 ALGEBRA Sandra Woo delivers flowers. She earns \$5.50 to deliver a small arrangement and \$8.25 to deliver a large arrangement. Last week she made 52 deliveries and earned a total of \$343.75. How many large arrangements did she deliver? A) 21 B) 27 C) 31 D) 36 10 Paul Simmons earns \$47,500 as an office manager. If his company issues weekly paychecks, how much is each check? A) \$913.46 B) \$989.58 C) \$1,826.92 D) \$3,958.33 11 Julian Hathaway earns \$32,000 annually as a teacher. If the school issues biweekly paychecks, how much is each check? A) \$615.38 B) \$1,230.77 C) \$1,333.33 D) \$2,666.67 12 Walter Slater sells appliances and earns 2.5% commission in addition to his salary. Last month he sold \$63,000 in appliances. How much was his commission check? A) \$157.50 B) \$393.75 C) \$1,575.00 D) \$5,250.00 13 Faith Franklin sells furniture and earns 9% commission on her total sales. Last month she had \$33,500 in sales. How much did she earn? A) \$2,791.67 B) \$2,865.00 C) \$2,976.00 D) \$3,015.00 14 Ray Donato sells stereo equipment in an electronics store. He receives a graduated commission of 3% on the first \$5,000 of sales, 5% on the next \$7,000, and 6% on all sales over \$12,000. Ray's sales for the past month totaled \$17,600. What is his commission? A) \$336.00 B) \$528.00 C) \$836.00 D) \$1,056.00 15 Ricardo Hamm is a window sales representative. He receives a graduated commission of 5% on the first \$5,000 of sales, 6.5% on the next \$15,000, and 7% on all sales over \$20,000. What is his commission on \$28,538 in sales? A) \$597.66 B) \$1,572.66 C) \$1,822.66 D) \$5,279.53 16 Kim Lu, a data entry clerk, earns \$12.25 per hour. She worked 36 hours last week. She also worked 12 hours at a part-time job life guarding at \$9.00 per hour. What was Kim's total straight-time pay for both jobs? A) \$441.00 B) \$549.00 C) \$588.00 D) \$765.00 17 Ben Armstrong earns \$13.57 an hour plus time and a half for weekend work. Last week he worked his regular 40 hours plus 8 hours on Saturday. What was his total pay for the week? A) \$542.80 B) \$651.36 C) \$705.64 D) \$759.92 18 You worked the following weekend hours: (10.0K)Your hourly rate is \$8.75. You are paid time and a half for Saturday and double time for Sunday. What is your overtime pay for the weekend? A) \$140.00 B) \$144.38 C) \$216.56 D) \$251.56 19 ALGEBRA Trina Martinez sells office furniture. She is guaranteed a minimum salary of \$1,500 per month plus a commission of 6.5% of her total sales. What are Trina's total sales for a month in which her gross pay was \$2,702.50? A) \$12,002.50 B) \$18,500.00 C) \$21,000.00 D) \$41,576.92 20 Samantha Tan demonstrates cookware. She is paid \$8.00 for each of the first 12 demonstrations in one day and \$9.50 for each demonstration over 12. What is her commission if Samantha makes 15 demonstrations in one day? A) \$120.00 B) \$124.50 C) \$142.50 D) \$150.00