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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

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## Answers ( 2 )

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

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!!!