Algebra

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?

asked by Christopher
  1. Let B = Barbra

    B + B - 152 = 400

    2B = 552

    B = 276

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. 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?

    posted by Christopher
  3. My answer for melinda she earns $124 after you subtract 276 from 152 because 124 +152=276

    posted by Christopher
  4. Right.

    posted by Ms. Sue

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