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poohbear43-disa
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have a problem

Jim earns $15 less than twicethe amount earned by Pedro. If Jim earns$95 a week. How much does Pedro earn?
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On 10/8/2003 6:10:47 PM, poohbear43 wrote:
>Jim earns $15 less than
>twicethe amount earned by
>Pedro. If Jim earns$95 a week.
>How much does Pedro earn?

Start by naming things

J=Jim's pay
P=Pedro's pay

Then simply follow the problem statement

Jim (J=) earns $15 less than (-15) twice the amount earned by Pedro (+2*P).

J=2P-15

Now, plug in Jim's pay and solve for Pedro's pay

TTFN,
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