# Physics(class) /Math (problem)

posted by Christine

Moe earns 15% more than her husband Joe. Together they make 78000 per year. What is Joe’s annual salary?

My answer was \$31000, but the program doesn't seem to want to take it. Did I do something wrong?

1. Steve

if Joe makes J dollars, then Moe earns 1.15J

J + 1.15J = 78000
J = 36279

So, Joe makes \$36279
Moe makes \$41721

add 'em up to get 78000

2. Christine

Oh I found my mistake thanks. :)

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