# SOLUTION: A bricklayer and an electrician together spend 90 hours working on a new house. If the bricklayer earns \$12 per hour, the electrician earns \$16 an hour, and the owner pays them a

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 121345: A bricklayer and an electrician together spend 90 hours working on a new house. If the bricklayer earns \$12 per hour, the electrician earns \$16 an hour, and the owner pays them a total of \$1350 for their work, how many hours does each worker spend on the house? Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x+y=90 or x=90-y 12x+16(90-x)=1350 12x+1440-16x=1350 -4x=1350-1440 -4x=-90 x=-90/-4 x=22.5 hours for the bricklayer. 90-22.5=67.5 hours for the electrician. proof 12*22.5+16*67.5=1350 270+1080=1350 1350=1350