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**lucy2284** I am extremely bad at word problems and I have been sitting and staring at these 3 problems and I still have no idea on how to set them up. Please is there anyone with either good advice as to how figure out word problems or just how to solve these ones. Thanks!

1. a woman earns 15% more than her husband. Together they make $69,875 per year? What is the husbands annual salary?

2. a movie star, unwilling to give his age, posed the following riddle. "seven years a go I was eleven times as old as my daughter. Now I am four times as old as she is. What is the star's age?

3. Mary has $3.00 in nickles, dimes, and quarters. If she has twice as many dimes as quarters and five more nickles than dimes. How many of each coin does she have?