STEP 1: Identify the request.
What does the problem ask for?
STEP 2: Respond to the request.
Ask " How Would I Find Out ?
STEP 3: Generate the result.
Ask "What does the result tell me?"
Though quite simple this problem is a model for a large range of everyday problems. The words change, the symbols change, the numbers change and the ideas change. The problem solving process remains the same.