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1. Your Reward for Hard Work Your paycheck should reflect your gross income. Why is it important to know how to calculate your gross income?

2. Lesson Objective Calculate straight-time pay. Content Vocabulary • hourly rate hourly rate A fixed amount of money for each hour you work. straight-time pay The total amount of money you earn for a pay period at the regular hourly rate. gross income The total amount you are paid during a pay period. • straight-time pay • gross income

3. Example 1 Shawna Jackson is a mail clerk. She earns \$8.40 per hour. Last week she worked 40 hours, and this week she worked 39½ hours. What is her straight-time pay for each week?

4. Example 1 Answer Step: Find the straight-time pay. Last week: \$8.40 × 40 = \$336.00 This week: \$8.40 × 39½ =\$331.80

5. Practice 1 Izumi is a musician. She earns \$35.00 per hour. She works 32½ hours. What is her straight-time pay?