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mei salary starts at 16,000 per year with annual raises or 1,500. janet salary is 19,300 with annual raise of $950.00. After how many years will the two women be earning the same salary?

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    y = years
    The equations are equal because it says " how many years will the two women be earning the SAME salary "
    16,000 + 1,500y = 19,300 + 950y •Solve(:
    16,000 + 550y = 19,300
    550y = 3,300 •Divide
    y = 6

    It will take 6 years for the two women to earn the same salary.

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