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Technicians paid $24 a day, Packers paid $20 a day. 540 workers total and total wage is $12'000 per day. Find the number of Technicians and Packers.

In a factory, the technicians are paid $24 a day and the packers  $20. If there are 540 workers and the total wage bill per day is $12'000, find the number of technicians and the number of packers employed.

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Let x = the number of technicians
Let y = the number of packers
x + y = 540       y = 540 - x
24x + 20y = 12,000
24x + 20(540 - x) = 12,000
24x + 10,800 - 20x = 12,000
4x = 1200
x = 300
y = 540 - 300 
y = 240