b. Identify what you're trying to find.
c. Solve the problem.
d. Read the problem carefully.
e. Make a plan?
You can't check to see if your answer makes sense if there is no answer. You can't identify what your trying to find if you don't know the question. If you just solve the problem then you will probably get a bad grade. If you make a plan you need to know what your doing first so reading the problem carefully is the right answer.