# SOLUTION: A company hired Ronnie and Kenny as consultants. Together they made 14,500 dollars. If Ronnie had earned 500 dollars less, both he and Kenny would have been paid the same. How much

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 200604: A company hired Ronnie and Kenny as consultants. Together they made 14,500 dollars. If Ronnie had earned 500 dollars less, both he and Kenny would have been paid the same. How much were they each paid?Answer by RAY100(1637)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let "R" = Ronnie pay,, and Let "K" = Kennie pay . (1) R + K = 14,500 . (2) (R-500) = K . substitute (2) in (1) . R + (R-500) = 14,500 . 2R = 15,000 . R = \$ 7500 . substituting in (1) . 7500 = K = 14,500 . K = \$ 7,000 . checking (1) 7500 + 7000 = 14500 ,,,,,ok . (2) ( 7500 -500) = 7000,,,,,ok