TOGETHER , TWO PEOPLE EARN $28,000. ONE EARNS $2,000 MORE THAN THE OTHER. HOW MUCH IS SMALLER INCOME?

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Let the incomes be x and y

The two equation are:

x+y = 28,000

x=y+2000

Substituting second equation in the first we get

y+2000+y = 28000

2y+2000 = 28000

2y= 28,000-2,000 = 26,000

y = 26,000/2 = 13,000

Hence x= 13000+2000 = 15,000

The smaller income is $13,000

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