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Posted by on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 1:03am.

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.

  • math - , Friday, May 9, 2008 at 8:15am

    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.

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