Marshall earns a salary of $36,000, and each year he receives a $4,000 raise. Jim earns a salary of $51,000, and each year he receives a $1,500 raise. How many years will it take before Marshall and Jim earn the same salary?
Let Marshall's salary be
Let Jim's salary be
Let the count in years be
For convenience lets drop the $ symbol
Divide both sides by 2500