Pens cost 15p each,
Pencils cost 8p each.
Mackenzie spent 69p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did she buy?
Dishes cost £1.39 each,
Plates cost £1.02 each.
Faith spent £7.60 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did she buy?
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Sandwiches cost £1.18 each,
Drinks cost £1.05 each.
Sofia spent £34.11 on sandwiches and drinks.
How many of each did she buy?
[Assume that they bought at least one of each of the items above.]
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A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  
1  Sandwiches  
2  Drinks  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
3  1  £2.23  £3.41  £4.59  £5.77  £6.95  £8.13  £9.31  £10.49  £11.67  £12.85 
4  2  £3.28  £4.46  £5.64  £6.82  £8.00  £9.18  £10.36  £11.54  £12.72  £13.90 
5  3  £4.33  £5.51  £6.69  £7.87  £9.05  £10.23  £11.41  £12.59  £13.77  £14.95 
6  4  £5.38  £6.56  £7.74  £8.92  £10.10  £11.28  £12.46  £13.64  £14.82  £16.00 
7  5  £6.43  £7.61  £8.79  £9.97  £11.15  £12.33  £13.51  £14.69  £15.87  £17.05 
8  6  £7.48  £8.66  £9.84  £11.02  £12.20  £13.38  £14.56  £15.74  £16.92  £18.10 
9  7  £8.53  £9.71  £10.89  £12.07  £13.25  £14.43  £15.61  £16.79  £17.97  £19.15 
10  8  £9.58  £10.76  £11.94  £13.12  £14.30  £15.48  £16.66  £17.84  £19.02  £20.20 
11  9  £10.63  £11.81  £12.99  £14.17  £15.35  £16.53  £17.71  £18.89  £20.07  £21.25 
12  10  £11.68  £12.86  £14.04  £15.22  £16.40  £17.58  £18.76  £19.94  £21.12  £22.30 