Terry earns three times more per hour than Tim. Tim earns $2 more per hour than Angie. As a group, they earn $43 per hour. What’s Angie’s hourly wage?

Terry earns three times more per hour than Tim. Tim earns $2 more per hour than Angie. As a group, they earn $43 per hour. What’s Angie’s hourly wage?

Detailed Explanation

Let x equal Angie’s hourly wage. x + 2 would then represent Tim’s hourly wage, and 3(x + 2) would represent Terry’s hourly wage.

x + (x +2) + 3(x +2) = 43

x + x + 2 + 3x + 6 = 43

5x + 8 = 43

5x = 35

x = 35/5

x = 7

x + (x +2) + 3(x +2) = 43

x + x + 2 + 3x + 6 = 43

5x + 8 = 43

5x = 35

x = 35/5

x = 7