***PLEASE HELP*** Last year, Lien earned $1500 more than her husband. Together they earned $37,500. How much did each of them earn? ***I cant figure out the equation!***
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nvm lol, I'll paste my answer here :)
Alright, let's take it one step at a time :).
Write your given in one side and RTF (required to find) in the other side and you'll have the following as given:
1) Let's let Lien be (L)
2) Husband be (H)
Lien has 1500 more than her husband, do we know how much her husband has? no , so we'll keep him as H , but we know that Lien has :
L (has) = 1500 ( more) + (than her husband) H
Now together they gained 37500 so :
L + H = 37500
These are your equations , now you must link them to find how much did each get so you'll have :
L = 1500 + H, substitute L in the other equation and you'll get:
L + H = 37500
1500 + H + H= 37500 , now solve for H (husband) and you'll know how much he'll get so:
H = 18,000, so the husband has $18,000
Now substitute this in the first equation to know how much Lien got so :
L = 1500 + H
L = 1500 + 18000
L = 19500
So Lien got , $19500
Do you understand what was going on now? ^_^
Thanks! I kinda understand. I sorta had the numbers and letters right, but my biggest problem is trying to figure out the actual equation to solve for.