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How many full days are there between midnight tonight and midnight on 14th December 2017?

Which number is nine times its square-root?

The product of two consecutive numbers is 2162. What do they add up to?

If 70% of the cost of an item is $7.70. What is the cost of the item?

58

81

93

$11


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