Problem: Monica earns three times per hour as John, John earns $2 more per hour than Alicia. Together they earn $43 per hour. How much is each one's hourly wage?
I attempted to compare each quantity in comparison to Monica
Monica =
John = Monica earns three times per hour as John, therefore John earns 1/3 in comparison to Monica
Alicia = receives $2 less than John =
The equation then becomes
Clear out the fractions by multiplying every item by the LCD of 3, so on so forth but I do not get the correct answer.
The correct answer is , did I make an error along the way or is all of the work completely wrong?
Thanks for your help