Together, two people earn $28,000. One earns $2,000 more than the other. How much is the smaller income? $30k $26k

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Together, two people earn $28,000. One earns $2,000 more than the other. How much is the smaller income?

$30k
$26k
$14k
$13k

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2022-04-14T15:56:28+00:00 2 Answers 0

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  1. Everleigh
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    2022-04-14T15:57:43+00:00

    look at this:

    2x+$2,000=$28,000
    2x=$28,000-$2,000
    2x=$26,000
    x=26,000 divided by 2
    x=$13,000

  2. Reese
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    2022-04-14T15:58:06+00:00

    P1 +P2= 28 . —-Equation 1
    P1+2= P2 . ——-Equation 2 . I abbreviate the thousands of $

    Using substitution
    P1+(P1+2)=28
    2P1 +2=28
    P1=13
    then substitute into equation 2 we get
    13+2=p2
    P2=15

    Therefore one is $15,000
    and the other is 13,000

    Smaller is 13,000!!!

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