# If half of the Full Time US workers moved to Part Time, HELP:(

#### kjazmin

##### New member

If half of the Full Time US workers moved to Part Time, how would the Total Cost of employees change for Anchor Global Insurance?

I would love for someone to give me a logical explanation of how to do this,
Although I figured the first question which is the half of the full time: 870 then of course that would half to be added to 170 which
is equivalent to 1,040 then from there I am lost and have no clue as what to do.

#### MarkFL

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
As it stands now, the total cost in millions of dollars is:

$$\displaystyle 47.0+2.5=49.5$$

Now, if half of the full-time workers become part time, then the total cost will be:

$$\displaystyle 47.0\left(\dfrac{1740-0.5\cdot1740}{1740} \right)+2.5\left(\dfrac{170+0.5\cdot1740}{170} \right)=?$$

If you don't see why this works, I will be happy to explain.