I need to have 3 functions in addition to the main. I got a response before except it didn't have 3 functions. The 1st function asks the user how many hours were worked and the pay rate and returns this information to main. The second function calculates the regular hours and overtime hours and returns this information to main. The third function calculates the regular pay, (regular hours times pay rate); overtime pay, (overtime hours times 1.5 pay rate) and the total pay and returns this information to main. I've been working on this for a couple weeks but can't figure out how to set up the 3rd function and return it to the main. Please help. I have errors in lines 65, 41, 27.

def ask_hours():
         hours = float(raw_input ("How many hours did you work? "))
         rate = float(input ("What is your rate of pay? "))
         return hours, rate
         
def findrate(hours, rate):
         if hours >= 40:
            hours1 = 40
            ot = hours - 40
         elif hours < 40:
              hours2 = hours
              ot1 = 0
         return hours1, ot, hours2, ot1

def getpaid(pay):
    if hours1 >= 40:
        pay = hours1 * rate
        ot3 = ot * 1.5
    elif hours1 < 40:
         pay = hours * rate
         ot3 = 0
    return pay, ot3
       

def main() :
        hours, rate = ask_hours()
        findrate(hours, rate)
        getpaid(pay)
        print "Pay rate", rate
        if hours >= 40:
           print "Regular hours", hours
           print "Overtime hours", ot
        elif hours < 40:
           print "Regular hours", hours2
           print "Overtime hours", 0
        if hours >= 40:
           print "Regular pay", (40 * rate)
        elif hours < 40:
           print "Regular pay", (hours * rate)
        if hours >= 40:
           print "Overtime Pay", ot3
        elif hours < 40:
           print "Overtime Pay", 0
        if hours >= 40:
           print "Total Pay", (pay + ot3)
        elif hours < 40:
           print "Total Pay", (pay + 0)
           
  
       
main()

Study this and see if you can understand and learn:

def ask_hours():
    """return total hours worked and normal pay rate per hour"""
    hours = float(raw_input ("How many hours did you work? "))
    rate = float(input ("What is your rate of pay? "))
    return hours, rate

def find_hours(hours):
    """return regular and overtime hours"""
    if hours >= 40:
        reg_hours = 40
        ot_hours = hours - 40
    else:
        reg_hours = hours
        ot_hours = 0
    return reg_hours, ot_hours

def calc_pay(reg_hours, ot_hours, rate):
    """return regular pay and overtime pay"""
    reg_pay = reg_hours * rate
    if ot_hours > 0:
        ot_pay = ot_hours * 1.5 * rate
    else:
        ot_pay = 0
    return reg_pay, ot_pay
       

def main() :
    hours, rate = ask_hours()
    reg_hours, ot_hours = find_hours(hours)
    reg_pay, ot_pay = calc_pay(reg_hours, ot_hours, rate)
    print "Pay rate", rate
    print "Regular hours", reg_hours
    print "Overtime hours", ot_hours
    print "Regular pay", reg_pay
    print "Overtime Pay", ot_pay


main()

Using good variable names and documenting the functions will help you. Also please keep the indentations constant.

I'm definitely studying ZZ, but I am having an error if I worked less than 40 hours. I have a test coming up. I just have problems recalling the functions, I think I format them wrong.

def ask_hours():
      hours = float(raw_input ("How many hours did you work? "))
      rate = float(input ("What is your rate of pay? "))
      return hours, rate
  
def find_hours(hours):
      if hours >= 40:
          reghours = 40
          ot_hours = hours - 40
      elif hours < 40:
          reghours = hours
          ot_hours = 0
      return reghours, ot_hours

def calc_pay(reghours, ot_hours, rate):
      reg_pay = reghours * rate
      if ot_hours > 0:
          otpay = ot_hours * 1.5 * rate
      elif ot_hours < 0:
          otpay = 0
      total = reg_pay + otpay
      return reg_pay, otpay, total

def main() :
      hours, rate = ask_hours()
      reghours, ot_hours = find_hours(hours)
      reg_pay, otpay, total = calc_pay(reghours, ot_hours, rate)
      print "Pay rate", rate
      print "Regular hours", reghours
      print "Overtime hours", ot_hours
      print "Regular pay", reg_pay
      print "Overtime Pay", otpay
      print "Total Pay", total
  
main()

Nevermind got it all figured out. Just takes some toying around with it to realize what I missed.

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