# SOLUTION: Solve using an equation. Chad earns \$ 2500 less per year than Maria does. The combined income of the two people is \$ 39,500 per year. How much does each person earn?

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 Question 37324: Solve using an equation. Chad earns \$ 2500 less per year than Maria does. The combined income of the two people is \$ 39,500 per year. How much does each person earn? Answer by hydromojo(20)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If Chad earns \$X/yr, Maria earns X+2500 Both their incomes total \$39,500 Chad + Maria = \$39,500 so, X + (X+2500) = 39,500 Solve for this, you get 2X = 37,000 x = 18,500 So, Chad earns \$18,500 and Maria 18500 + 2500 = \$21,000