# How to make a decision without an if statement

Since you've used a for loop, here's a solution just using two for loops.

```
public static double pay (double salary, int hours) {
double pay = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < hours && i < 8; i++) {
pay += salary;
}
for (int i = 8; i < hours; i++) {
pay += (salary * 1.5);
}
return pay;
}
```

This sums the salary for the regular hours up to 8, and then sums the salary for the overtime hours, where the overtime hours are paid at 1.5 * salary.

If there are no overtime hours, the second for loop will not be entered and will have no effect.

To avoid direct use of flow control statements like `if`

or `while`

you can use `Math.min`

and `Math.max`

. For this particular problem using a loop would not be efficient either.

They may technically use an if statements or the equivalent, but so do a lot of your other standard library calls you already make:

```
public static double pay (double salary, int hours) {
int hoursWorkedRegularTime = Math.min(8, hours);
int hoursWorkedOverTime = Math.max(0, hours - 8);
return (hoursWorkedRegularTime * salary) +
(hoursWorkedOverTime * (salary * 1.5));
}
```