Hello, jim49990!

A wage bill for 16 craftsmen and 5 apprentices was $740.

A second wage bill for 9 craftsmen and 30 apprentices was the same amount.

By using simultaneous equations find the weekly wage of (a) a craftsman and (b) an apprentice.

Let be the wage of a craftsman.

Let be the wage of an apprentice.

We are told that: .

Now solve the system by your favorite method: .elimination, substitution,

. . Cramer's Rule, augmented matrix, inverse matrix, etc.