# SOLUTION: One saw and 4 hammers cost \$72. Two saws and 6 hammmers cost \$114. How much does each item cost?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 548082: One saw and 4 hammers cost \$72. Two saws and 6 hammmers cost \$114. How much does each item cost?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!saws x \$ hammers y \$ 1 x + 4 y = 72 .............1 2 x + 6 y = 114 .............2 Eliminate y multiply (1)by -3 Multiply (2) by 2 -3 x -12 y = -216 4 x + 12 y = 228 Add the two equations 1 x = 12.00 / 1 x = 12 plug value of x in (1) 1 x + 4 y = 72 12 + 4 y = 72 4 y = 72 -12 4 y = 60 y = 15 saws \$ 12 hammers \$ 15 m.ananth@hotmail.ca