# The Standard Solution Sequence

The standard solution sequence below, reviews the process just completed. You
may go directly to the
Interactive Problem Solving Tutorial
if you are comfortable with it.
### The Problem

Jane worked a 40 hour week at $5.50 an hour.
Joan earned $6.50 for 35 hours. What are their wages?
### The Analysis

The problem asks for **wages** and specifies two **rates**($5.50 and $6.50 an hour)
and two **times** (40 and 35 hours, respectively), so the formula rate x time = wage

from the formula list is appropriate.
### The Chart(Table)

Organize the facts into chart(table)
form.
### The Solution

All that is necessary to solve this equation is to switch the sides of the equation.
Step 1: Write the equation from the chart.
rate X time = wage
Step 2: Solve the equation symbolically.
wage = rate X time

### The Program

Combine the Solution with the Chart to form
the Program.
### The Answer

Click results to see the answer.
### Exercises

All problem pages have links to exercises
which can be solved interactively by using the techniques
learned. The interactive page can be reached via the Index link.