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# Business Math 12 - Payroll (Same Pay - Different Number of Dependents)

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This quiz will continue the series of quizzes surrounding payroll. By learning how payroll works now, you will be far more informed when you finally get out into the business world. The first thing you learned about payroll is that when you were told what your salary would be, it turned out to be completely different from what you actually get to take home in your paycheck.

1.
Ned Tucker makes \$975.00 per week. He is single and has three children. He pays \$85.00 each week for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 3% of his weekly pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state income tax is 5.95%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$70.00 in federal taxes each pay period. The state government wants him to pay \$39.00 in state taxes each pay period. How much money will he bring home each week in his paycheck?
\$689.50
\$658.09
\$658.90
\$685.90
Working the Problem:
\$975.00 per week
\$975.00 - \$85.00 (health insurance premium) = \$890.00
\$975.00 x .03 = \$29.25 (401K retirement deduction)
\$890.00 - \$29.25 = \$860.75
\$860.75 x .062 (social security tax) = \$53.3665 (rounded to \$53.37)
\$860.75 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$12.480875 (rounded to \$12.48)
\$860.75 - \$70.00 (federal tax) = \$790.75
\$790.75 - \$39.00 (state tax) = \$751.75
\$\$751.75 - \$53.37 (social security tax) = \$698.38
\$698.38 - \$12.48 (Medicare tax) = \$685.90
Solution: Ned’s take home pay each week with four dependents is \$685.90
2.
Aiden Miller makes \$865 per week. He is married and has 2 children. He pays \$63.50 each week for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 2% of his weekly pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state income tax is 6.8%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$42.00 in federal taxes each week. The state government wants him to pay \$33.00 in state taxes each week. How much money will he bring home each week in his paycheck?
\$692.14
\$649.21
\$694.12
\$642.91
Working the Problem:
\$865.00 per week
\$865.00 - \$63.50 (health insurance premium) = \$801.50
\$865.00 x .02 = \$17.30 (401K retirement deduction)
\$801.50 - \$17.30 = \$784.20
\$784.20 x .062 (social security tax) = \$48.6204 (rounded to \$48.62)
\$784.20 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$11.3709 (rounded to \$11.37)
\$784.20 - \$42.00 (federal tax) = \$742.20
\$742.20 - \$33.00 (state tax) = \$709.20
\$709.20 - \$48.62 (social security tax) = \$660.58
\$660.58 - \$11.37 (Medicare tax) = \$649.21
Solution: Aiden’s take home pay each week with four dependents is \$649.21
3.
Frank Peterson makes \$6,100.00 monthly. He is married and has 1 child. He pays \$655.00 each pay period for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 3.5% of his pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state’s income tax is 5.65%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$586.00 in federal taxes each month. The state government wants him to pay \$306.00 in state taxes each week. How much money will he bring home in his paycheck?
\$3,993.92
\$3,939.29
\$3,399.29
\$3,939.92
Working the Problem:
\$6,100.00 per month
\$6,100.00 - \$655.00 (health insurance premium) = \$5,445.00
\$6,100.00 x .035 = \$213.50 (401K retirement deduction)
\$5,445.00 - \$213.50 = \$5,231.50
\$5,231.50 x .062 (social security tax) = \$324.353 (rounded to \$324.35)
\$5,231.50 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$75.85675 (rounded to \$75.86)
\$5,231.50 - \$586.00 (federal tax) = \$4,645.50
\$4,645.50 - \$306.00 (state tax) = \$4,339.50
\$4,339.50 - \$324.35 (social security tax) = \$4,015.15
\$4,015.15 - \$75.86 (Medicare tax) = \$3,939.29
Solution: Frank’s take home pay each month with three dependents is \$3,939.29
4.
Melissa Wendover makes \$2,200.00 bi-monthly. She is single and has five children. She pays \$315.00 each pay period for medical coverage for herself and her children. She puts in 4.5% of her pay to her 401K retirement plan. Her state income tax is 7.89%. According to the federal government she needs to pay \$141.00 in federal taxes each pay period. The state government wants her to pay \$92.00 in state taxes each pay period. How much money will she bring home in her paycheck?
\$1,164.37
\$1,146.37
\$1,641.37
\$1,416.37
Working the Problem:
\$2,200.00 bi-monthly (also referred to as semi-monthly)
\$2,200.00 - \$315.00 (health insurance premium) = \$1,885.00
\$2,200.00 x .045 = \$99.00 (401K retirement deduction)
\$1,885.00 - \$99.00 = \$1,786.00
\$1,786.00 x .062 (social security tax) = \$110.732 (rounded to \$110.73)
\$1,786.00 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$25.897 (rounded to \$25.90)
\$1,786.00 - \$141.00 (federal tax) = \$1,645.00
\$1,645.00 - \$92.00 (state tax) = \$1,553.00
\$1,553.00 - \$110.73 (social security tax) = \$1,442.27
\$1,442.27 - \$25.90 (Medicare tax) = \$1,416.37
Solution: Melissa’s take home pay each pay period with six dependents is \$1,416.37
5.
Marvin Wilde makes \$6,100.00 monthly. He is married and has 7 children. He pays \$655.00 each pay period for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 3.5% of his pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state’s income tax is 5.65%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$289.00 in federal taxes each month. The state government wants him to pay \$243.00 in state taxes each week. How much money will he bring home in his paycheck?
\$4,929.92
\$4,299.29
\$4,992.29
\$4,299.92
Working the Problem:
\$6,100.00 per month
\$6,100.00 - \$655.00 (health insurance premium) = \$5,445.00
\$6,100.00 x .035 = \$213.50 (401K retirement deduction)
\$5,445.00 - \$213.50 = \$5,231.50
\$5,231.50 x .062 (social security tax) = \$324.353 (rounded to \$324.35)
\$5,231.50 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$75.85675 (rounded to \$75.86)
\$5,231.50 - \$289.00 (federal tax) = \$4,942.50
\$4,942.50 - \$243.00 (state tax) = \$4,699.50
\$4,699.50 - \$324.35 (social security tax) = \$4,375.15
\$4,375.15 - \$75.86 (Medicare tax) = \$4,299.29
Solution: Marvin’s take home pay month with nine dependents is \$4,299.29
6.
Travis Becker makes \$975.00 per week. He is married and has no children. He pays \$85.00 each week for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 3% of his weekly pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state income tax is 5.95%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$82.00 in federal taxes each pay period. The state government wants him to pay \$44.00 in state taxes each pay period. How much money will he bring home each week in his paycheck?
\$866.90
\$686.90
\$668.90
\$698.60
Working the Problem:
\$975.00 per week
\$975.00 - \$85.00 (health insurance premium) = \$890.00
\$975.00 x .03 = \$29.25 (401K retirement deduction)
\$890.00 - \$29.25 = \$860.75
\$860.75 x .062 (social security tax) = \$53.3665 (rounded to \$53.37)
\$860.75 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$12.480875 (rounded to \$12.48)
\$860.75 - \$82.00 (federal tax) = \$778.75
\$778.75 - \$44.00 (state tax) = \$734.75
\$734.75 - \$53.37 (social security tax) = \$681.38
\$681.38 - \$12.48 (Medicare tax) = \$668.90
Solution: Travis’s take home pay each pay period with two dependents is \$668.90
7.
Penny Jackson makes \$2,200.00 bi-monthly. She is single and has two children. She pays \$315.00 each pay period for medical coverage for herself and her children. She puts in 4.5% of her pay to her 401K retirement plan. Her state income tax is 7.89%. According to the federal government she needs to pay \$218.00 in federal taxes each pay period. The state government wants her to pay \$108.00 in state taxes each pay period. How much money will she bring home in her paycheck?
\$1,323.37
\$1,233.37
\$1,233.73
\$1,332.73
Working the Problem:
\$2,200.00 bi-monthly (also referred to as semi-monthly)
\$2,200.00 - \$315.00 (health insurance premium) = \$1,885.00
\$2,200.00 x .045 = \$99.00 (401K retirement deduction)
\$1,885.00 - \$99.00 = \$1,786.00
\$1,786.00 x .062 (social security tax) = \$110.732 (rounded to \$110.73)
\$1,786.00 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$25.897 (rounded to \$25.90)
\$1,786.00 - \$218.00 (federal tax) = \$1,568.00
\$1,568.00 - \$108.00 (state tax) = \$1,460.00
\$1,460.00 - \$110.73 (social security tax) = \$1,349.27
\$1,349.27 - \$25.90 (Medicare tax) = \$1,323.37
Solution: Penny’s take home pay each pay period with three dependents is \$1,323.37
8.
Carol Harris makes \$865 per week. She is married and has 8 children. She pays \$63.50 each week for medical coverage for her family. She puts in 2% of her weekly pay to her 401K retirement plan. Her state income tax is 6.8%. According to the federal government she needs to pay \$0.00 in federal taxes each week. The state government wants her to pay \$19.00 in state taxes each week. How much money will she bring home each week in her paycheck?
\$750.21
\$725.01
\$752.10
\$705.21
Working the Problem:
\$865.00 per week
\$865.00 - \$63.50 (health insurance premium) = \$801.50
\$865.00 x .02 = \$17.30 (401K retirement deduction)
\$801.50 - \$17.30 = \$784.20
\$784.20 x .062 (social security tax) = \$48.6204 (rounded to \$48.62)
\$784.20 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$11.3709 (rounded to \$11.37)
\$784.20 - \$0.00 (federal tax) = \$784.20
\$784.20 - \$19.00 (state tax) = \$765.20
\$765.20 - \$48.62 (social security tax) = \$716.58
\$716.58 - \$11.37 (Medicare tax) = \$705.21
Solution: Carol’s take home pay each week with ten dependents is \$705.21
9.
Trevor Sparks makes \$6,100.00 monthly. He is married and has 2 children. He pays \$655.00 each pay period for medical coverage for his family. He puts in 3.5% of his pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state’s income tax is 5.65%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$536.00 in federal taxes each month. The state government wants him to pay \$295.00 in state taxes each week. How much money will he bring home in his paycheck?
\$4,000.29
\$4,120.29
\$4,302.29
\$4,203.29
Working the Problem:
\$6,100.00 per month
\$6,100.00 - \$655.00 (health insurance premium) = \$5,445.00
\$6,100.00 x .035 = \$213.50 (401K retirement deduction)
\$5,445.00 - \$213.50 = \$5,231.50
\$5,231.50 x .062 (social security tax) = \$324.353 (rounded to \$324.35)
\$5,231.50 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$75.85675 (rounded to \$75.86)
\$5,231.50 - \$536.00 (federal tax) = \$4,695.50
\$4,695.50 - \$295.00 (state tax) = \$4,400.50
\$4,400.50 - \$324.35 (social security tax) = \$4,076.15
\$4,076.15 - \$75.86 (Medicare tax) = \$4,000.29
Solution: Trevor’s take home pay each month with four dependents is \$4,000.29
10.
David Stringer makes \$2,200.00 bi-monthly. He is married and has five children. He pays \$315.00 each pay period for medical coverage for himself and his family. He puts in 4.5% of his pay to his 401K retirement plan. His state income tax is 7.89%. According to the federal government he needs to pay \$71.00 in federal taxes each pay period. The state government wants him to pay \$73.00 in state taxes each pay period. How much money will he bring home in his paycheck?
\$1,503.57
\$1,507.35
\$1,505.37
\$1,505.73
Working the Problem:
\$2,200.00 bi-monthly (also referred to as semi-monthly)
\$2,200.00 - \$315.00 (health insurance premium) = \$1,885.00
\$2,200.00 x .045 = \$99.00 (401K retirement deduction)
\$1,885.00 - \$99.00 = \$1,786.00
\$1,786.00 x .062 (social security tax) = \$110.732 (rounded to \$110.73)
\$1,786.00 x .0145 (Medicare tax) = \$25.897 (rounded to \$25.90)
\$1,786.00 - \$71.00 (federal tax) = \$1,715.00
\$1,715.00 - \$73.00 (state tax) = \$1,642.00
\$1,642.00 - \$110.73 (social security tax) = \$1,531.27
\$1,531.27 - \$25.90 (Medicare tax) = \$1,505.37
Solution: David’s take home pay each pay period with seven dependents is \$1,505.37