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**Soroban** Hello, Tomanator!

Mei's salary is $16,000 plus a $1,500 raise per year for $\displaystyle x$ years.

. . In her $\displaystyle x^{th}$ year, her salary is: .$\displaystyle 16,\!000 + 1,\!500x$ dollars.

Janet's salary is $19,300 plus a $950 raise per year for $\displaystyle x$ years.

. . In her $\displaystyle x^{th}$ year, her salary is: .$\displaystyle 19,\!300 + 950x$ dollars.

When are the two salaries equal? . . $\displaystyle 16,\!000 + 1,\!500x \;=\;19,\!300 + 950x$

Now solve for $\displaystyle x.$