Posted by **Joel** on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:05pm.

Mr T's salary is $800 less than 3 times of his wife's salary. His wife's salary is 4/10 as much as his. how much is their total monthly salary?(non-algebra method pls)

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:13pm
3W-800=T

W=4/10 T

can you take if from here/

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**Joel**, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:23pm
I'm sorry, I can't get it, pls help clarify. thanks

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 3:58pm
bobpursley had this:

Wife's salary = W

Mr T;s salary = 3W - 800

then it said: "His wife's salary is 4/10 as much as his" ----> W = (4/10)T , again as bobpursley told you

but T = 3W-800

so

W = (4/10)(3W-800)

times 10

10W = 4(3W-800)

10W = 12W - 3200

3200 = 2W

W = 1600

then T = 3(1600) -800 = 4000

check: is 1600 equal to 4/10 of 4000 ?

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