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How many full days are there between midnight tonight and midnight on 31st October 2018?

Which number is three times its square-root?

The product of two consecutive numbers is 3192. What do they add up to?

If 30% of the cost of an item is $3.30. What is the cost of the item?

35

9

113

$11


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