# 3 bags and 4 pens

Let the cost of 1 bag be ‘a’ and 1 pen be ‘b’.

Given, 3 bags and 4 pens together cost Rs 257 whereas 4 bags and 3 pens together cost Rs 324.

3a + 4b = 257 ----------- (1) and 4a + 3b = 324 ---------- (2)

Multiplying eq1 by 4 and eq2 by 3 and subtracting eq2 from eq1.

12a + 16b – 12a – 9b = 1028 – 972

7b = 56

b = Rs. 8

Substituting in eq1

3a + 32 = 257

a = Rs. 75

Cost of 1 bag and 10 pens = 75 + 10 × 8 = Rs. 155

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