Together, Thomas, Ping and Lydia earn $144,000 per month. If Thomas earns $12,000 more than Ping and $18,000 more than Lydia, how much does Thomas earn?
I can't figure out the answer from the choices.
I'm getting $50,000 for Thomas. My equation for this is:
(x+12,000) + (x+18,000) + x = $144,000
I think there's something wrong with my solution. Correct me if I'm wrong with your best explanation. Thanks!