Posted by Amy on .
Need help with word problem.
Stan and Oliver have a lawn mowing business. If Stan earns $3.00 for every $1.00 that Oliver earns, how much is Oliver's share for the day that they earned $75.00?
Stan 3x(1) & Oliver x
x+3x(1)= 75
4x(1)= 75(1)
Is the equation set up correctly?

Math 
MathMate,
Yes, your next step is to solve for x which represents Oliver's share.