Sara bought 7 cars and 3 helicopters which altogether cost £59.
On another occasion she bought 2 cars and 9 helicopters which cost £82.
Are these toys expensive? How much does one car cost? How much does one helicopter cost?
Hint: The answers are whole numbers.
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