Aunt Sophie's Parcel

Ways of making 73p.

Three 3p stamps and eight 8p stamps.

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Eleven 3p stamps and five 8p stamps.

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OR

Nineteen 3p stamps and two 8p stamps.

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What about other postage costs

Are any impossible?

What about other stamp values?

Investigate!

Number of Stamps calculator

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