How Many Of Each?

Pens cost 10p each,
Pencils cost 8p each.

Dylan spent 72p altogether.

How many pens and pencils did he buy?

Dishes cost £1.10 each,
Plates cost £1.35 each.

Benjamin spent £7.35 on dishes and plates.

How many of each did he buy?


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If students have access to computing devices you may wish to try solving the following?

Sandwiches cost £1.69 each,

Drinks cost £1.01 each.

Logan spent £50.95 on sandwiches and drinks.

How many of each did he buy?

[Assume that they bought at least one of each of the items above.]

You may wish to use a spreadsheet or write a program on a graphing calculator:

  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 £2.70 £4.39 £6.08 £7.77 £9.46 £11.15 £12.84 £14.53 £16.22 £17.91
4 2 £3.71 £5.40 £7.09 £8.78 £10.47 £12.16 £13.85 £15.54 £17.23 £18.92
5 3 £4.72 £6.41 £8.10 £9.79 £11.48 £13.17 £14.86 £16.55 £18.24 £19.93
6 4 £5.73 £7.42 £9.11 £10.80 £12.49 £14.18 £15.87 £17.56 £19.25 £20.94
7 5 £6.74 £8.43 £10.12 £11.81 £13.50 £15.19 £16.88 £18.57 £20.26 £21.95
8 6 £7.75 £9.44 £11.13 £12.82 £14.51 £16.20 £17.89 £19.58 £21.27 £22.96
9 7 £8.76 £10.45 £12.14 £13.83 £15.52 £17.21 £18.90 £20.59 £22.28 £23.97
10 8 £9.77 £11.46 £13.15 £14.84 £16.53 £18.22 £19.91 £21.60 £23.29 £24.98
11 9 £10.78 £12.47 £14.16 £15.85 £17.54 £19.23 £20.92 £22.61 £24.30 £25.99
12 10 £11.79 £13.48 £15.17 £16.86 £18.55 £20.24 £21.93 £23.62 £25.31 £27.00

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