You work at a fast food restaurant where you make $12 per hour. How much will you make if you work for 8 hours?
Why is it important to be able to understand and write a math problem to solve this? Well, you probably have bills to pay or things you want to buy. You need to know how much money you can expect to make.
Using the information from the word problem above, try solving the problem.
$ per hour x hours = $
$12 per hour x 8 hours = $96.
Remember, you earn $12 per hour. Let's say you need to earn $150 dollars to pay your cell phone bill. You want to know how many hours you need to work to earn that much money.
Why is this important?
If you have ever paid bills, you know it is important to work enough to earn the money you need.