Joe and Caryl have a debt of $100,500. Joe makes $90,000 per year, and Caryl makes $35,000 per year. How much should both pay to zero out the debt fairly, based on their salaries?

Correct answer:

c =  28140
j =  72360

Step-by-step explanation:

j+c = 100500
j = 90000/35000•c

c+j = 100500
90000c-35000j = 0

c = 28140
j = 72360

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