# One evening Carly earned a total of $61 as a waitress at the local chili parlor. She earns $5 an hour and received $36 in tips. How many hours did she spent waitressing that evening?

##### 1 Answer

May 20, 2018

She served for 5 hours.

#### Explanation:

First, let's set up an equation to represent this data by using the

Because this is a two-step equation, we'll remove any additional terms first before isolating for

To solve for

Therefore,