math
posted by cerenity on .
Kip and Celia began working for the same company in 1997. Celia earned $19,000 per year, and Kip earned $16,000 per year. Each year Kip received a $1,500 raise and celia recived a $1,000 raise.
a. In what year will they earn the same amount of money.
b. What will be thier annual salary that year.

Kip = 1500x + 16000
Celia = 1000x + 19000
a) when is Kip = Celia ?
1500x + 16000 = 1000x + 19000
x = ..... , year = 1997 + x
b) sub the above solution for x into either of the two equations.