Example 2

Manuel has worked 50 hours this week at a turkey farm. After 40 hours, he gets paid overtime at 1.5 the rate of $12 an hour, his base hourly rate. Write a formula for Manuel’s pay P, where r is the base rate, t is the time in hours, and then use it to figure out his pay this week.
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