Example 1

Rory starts a new job next week as a dishwasher at Viola’s Café, where he will make $9 an hour. Write a variable expression that represents how much money he will earn next week based on how many hours he works. Then identify the variable and what it represents.
  1. Determine what value is the unknown value.
  2. Choose a variable to represent the unknown value.
  3. Write a variable expression that represents how much money Rory will earn next week.
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