# What is the pattern in words if you get paid 15 dollars in 1 hour, 22 dollars in 2 hours, 29 dollars in 3 hours?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 3, 2015

You can say:

You get $15 for the first hour and $7 for every next.

Or you can say:

You get $8 to get started plus $7 for every hour

You may want to translate that last stement into a lineair equation:

Where

It tells you how

and

where the graph crosses the

(of course, in real life you wouldn't get paid that $8 if you made 0 hours! but this is maths)

With the equation you can easily work out your payment for any number of hours worked.