# Thread: Word Problem: Computing age comparing quantities

1. ## Word Problem: Computing age comparing quantities

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 = $\displaystyle x$
John = Monica earns three times per hour as John, therefore John earns 1/3 in comparison to Monica $\displaystyle = \frac{1}{3x}$