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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?

  • Algebra -

    Let B = Barbra

    B + B - 152 = 400

    2B = 552

    B = 276

  • Algebra -

    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?

  • Algebra -

    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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