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    Question equation solving

    Technician paid=$24/day
    Packers=$20/day

    total workers =540
    total wage bill/day=$12000

    Number of technicians and packers ?

    How to solve this ?

    Solution

    x+y=540
    x=540-y
    24x+20y=12000 ..... eq 1
    put x=
    540-y in eq 1
    12960-24y+20y=12000
    y=240 i.e packers=240 and technicians=540-240=300
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    Re: equation solving

    Quote Originally Posted by haftakhan View Post
    Technician paid=$24/day
    Packers=$20/day

    total workers =540
    total wage bill/day=$12000

    Number of technicians and packers ?

    How to solve this ?

    Solution

    x+y=540
    x=540-y
    24x+20y=12000 ..... eq 1
    put x=
    540-y in eq 1
    12960-24y+20y=12000
    y=240 i.e packers=240 and technicians=540-240=300
    Yes your solution is correct.
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    Re: equation solving

    Quote Originally Posted by haftakhan View Post
    Technician paid=$24/day
    Packers=$20/day
    total workers =540
    total wage bill/day=$12000

    y=240 i.e packers=240 and technicians=540-240=300
    Do the checking YOURSELF; you'll save time! Like this:
    240 * 20 + 300 * 24 = 12,000
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