# Algebra

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Melinda earns \$152 less per week then Barbra. The combined income of these two people is \$400 per week. How much per week does each person earn.

I need some help on this problem If im correct I multiply 2 times \$152 then divide by 400?

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Let B = Barbra

B + B - 152 = 400

2B = 552

B = 276

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So Barbara earns \$276 and that's the answer? I also need to find out how much melinda earns. So I assume I then subtract 276 from 400?

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My answer for melinda she earns \$124 after you subtract 276 from 152 because 124 +152=276

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Right.

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