**Let x = amount earned by Wilma**

**x + 4000 = amount earned by Mr Newby**

**x + (x + 4000) = 47000**

**2x + 4000 = 47000**

**2x = 43000**

**x = $21,500**

**Wilma earned $21,500 and Mr Newby earned $25,500.**

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asked • 01/28/15one year, mr.newby and his wife wilma together earned $47000. if mr.newby earned $4000 more than wilma earned that year, how much did each earn?

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Larry C. answered • 01/29/15

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If x is the amount the wife earned, (x+4000) is the amount the husband earned. We know that together they earned 47,000 therefore:

x+(x+4000) = 47000

2x+4000 = 47000

2x = 43000

x = 21500

Thus, the wife earned 21,500 and the husband 25,500

Mark M. answered • 01/28/15

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W = what Wilma earned

W + 4000 = what Mr. Newby earned

W + W + 4000 = 47000

2W = 43000

W = 21500

Christina L. answered • 01/28/15

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Mr. Newby earned $25, 500

His wife made $21, 500

IF YOU ADD THEM TOGETHER YOU GET $47,000 and there is a $4000 difference between both

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