Algebra  K10Herlewin the Lesser is trying to work out why his workers are costing him so much. He is paying 170 groats/hour for his workforce, consisting of one of each of a plasterer, an electrician, a carpenter, a builder, and an architect.

He knows that electricians earn twice as much as carpenters, that builders and plasterers earn the same, and that the carpenter and builder together earn as much as the architect. He also knows that the builder earns 30 groats/hour.

How much does the carpenter earn?

Author: Leslie Green