I'm stuck on this little question. Does anyone wanna shed any light?
The early stages of a construction project have been subjected to delays through bad weather. In an attempt to get the works back on schedule an additional sub-contracting gang has been employed for a period of three weeks. The total cost for the gang over this three week period was £10,320.00 based on a 40 hour week. The gang consisted of a Forman, a carpenter, a bricklayer and a labourer.
Some time after the gang had left side your head office requests details of the hourly rate for each of the gang members. Site records did not provide the information but what was known was that the hourly rate for the carpenter was 70% of the foreman rate, the bricklayer earned £8.00 an hour less than the foreman and the labourer was paid at 40% of the bricklayer's rate.
That's the story, the questions are:
a. Devise a suitable equation which models the above scenario.
b. Using this equation determine the hourly rate for each member of the gang.
An help much appreciated! (I'll put up what I've got so far in a sec)