# Tamara earns \$8 an hour at her job working 25 hours per week. If 22% of her paycheck goes to taxes, what is Tamara's monthly cash inflow?

Tamara earns \$8 an hour at her job working 25 hours per week. If 22% of her paycheck goes to taxes, what is Tamara’s monthly cash inflow? (Assume this is her only source of income and that there are 4 pays per month.)

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1. To calculate Tamara’s monthly cash inflow, we need to follow these steps:

1. Calculate her weekly earnings:
• Tamara earns \$8 per hour.
• She works 25 hours per week.
• Weekly earnings = \$8/hour * 25 hours/week = \$200/week.
2. Calculate her monthly earnings before taxes:
• There are 4 weeks in a month.
• Monthly earnings before taxes = \$200/week * 4 weeks/month = \$800/month.
3. Calculate the amount deducted for taxes:
• Taxes take away 22% of her paycheck.
• Tax deduction = 22% of \$800 = 0.22 * \$800 = \$176.
4. Calculate her monthly cash inflow after taxes:
• Monthly cash inflow = Monthly earnings before taxes – Tax deduction
• Monthly cash inflow = \$800 – \$176 = \$624.

Therefore, Tamara’s monthly cash inflow is \$624.