Timothy bought 4 clocks and 6 lamps which altogether cost £64.
On another occasion he bought 3 clocks and 12 lamps which cost £108.
What a bargain! How much does one clock cost? How much does one lamp cost?
Hint: The answers are whole numbers.
Topics: Starter  Algebra  Problem Solving  Simultaneous Equations
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