Hello Jim,

let c be the wage for one craftsman

let a be the wage for one apprentice

Then you'll get 2 equations:

16c + 5a = 740

9c + 30a = 740

Multiply the 1rst equation by 6 and subtract the 2nd equation. You'll get:

87c = 3700. Thus c = 42.53 and a = 11.91

The results are rounded to 2 decimals.

EB