General Question

chelle21689's avatar

Can someone help me solve this algebraic word problem?

Asked by chelle21689 (6898points) September 22nd, 2017

I’m back in school for my graduate degree and it’s been several years since I’ve done math which is my weakest subject. So, I’m studying for the basic math test on a Friday night.

Anyway, can someone help explain this?
K earns twice as much as T and half as much as M. Their
combined income is $210,000. How much does each person

K $60,000; T $30,000; M

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

2 Answers

Pinguidchance's avatar

K + T + M = 210,000

K = 2T = 0.5M ( simplifying M = 4T )

Substituting for K and M into the first equation gives:

2T + T + 4T = 210,000

7T =210,000

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther