Pens cost 16p each,
Pencils cost 7p each.
Sofia spent 76p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did she buy?
Dishes cost £1.72 each,
Plates cost £1.73 each.
Riley spent £10.34 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did she buy?
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Sandwiches cost £1.79 each,
Drinks cost £1.80 each.
Haley spent £102.29 on sandwiches and drinks.
How many of each did she buy?
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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  £3.59  £5.38  £7.17  £8.96  £10.75  £12.54  £14.33  £16.12  £17.91  £19.70 
4  2  £5.39  £7.18  £8.97  £10.76  £12.55  £14.34  £16.13  £17.92  £19.71  £21.50 
5  3  £7.19  £8.98  £10.77  £12.56  £14.35  £16.14  £17.93  £19.72  £21.51  £23.30 
6  4  £8.99  £10.78  £12.57  £14.36  £16.15  £17.94  £19.73  £21.52  £23.31  £25.10 
7  5  £10.79  £12.58  £14.37  £16.16  £17.95  £19.74  £21.53  £23.32  £25.11  £26.90 
8  6  £12.59  £14.38  £16.17  £17.96  £19.75  £21.54  £23.33  £25.12  £26.91  £28.70 
9  7  £14.39  £16.18  £17.97  £19.76  £21.55  £23.34  £25.13  £26.92  £28.71  £30.50 
10  8  £16.19  £17.98  £19.77  £21.56  £23.35  £25.14  £26.93  £28.72  £30.51  £32.30 
11  9  £17.99  £19.78  £21.57  £23.36  £25.15  £26.94  £28.73  £30.52  £32.31  £34.10 
12  10  £19.79  £21.58  £23.37  £25.16  £26.95  £28.74  £30.53  £32.32  £34.11  £35.90 