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# A contracting company rents a generator for 6 hours and a heavy-duty saw for 6 hours at a total cost of 48 dollars. For another job the company rents the generator for 4 hours and the saw for 8 hours for a total cost of 40 dollars. Find the hourly rates $g$ (for the generator) and $s$ (for the saw) by solving the system of equations $6 g+6 s=48$ and $4 g+8 s=40$.

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To solve the system of linear equations

$6g+6s=48$

$4g+8s=40$

use the linear combinations.

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