Pens cost 11p each,
Pencils cost 9p each.
Jason spent 60p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did he buy?
Dishes cost £1.11 each,
Plates cost £1.41 each.
Cameron spent £7.86 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did he buy?
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Sandwiches cost £1.22 each,
Drinks cost £1.16 each.
Hunter spent £70.42 on sandwiches and drinks.
How many of each did he 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  £2.38  £3.60  £4.82  £6.04  £7.26  £8.48  £9.70  £10.92  £12.14  £13.36 
4  2  £3.54  £4.76  £5.98  £7.20  £8.42  £9.64  £10.86  £12.08  £13.30  £14.52 
5  3  £4.70  £5.92  £7.14  £8.36  £9.58  £10.80  £12.02  £13.24  £14.46  £15.68 
6  4  £5.86  £7.08  £8.30  £9.52  £10.74  £11.96  £13.18  £14.40  £15.62  £16.84 
7  5  £7.02  £8.24  £9.46  £10.68  £11.90  £13.12  £14.34  £15.56  £16.78  £18.00 
8  6  £8.18  £9.40  £10.62  £11.84  £13.06  £14.28  £15.50  £16.72  £17.94  £19.16 
9  7  £9.34  £10.56  £11.78  £13.00  £14.22  £15.44  £16.66  £17.88  £19.10  £20.32 
10  8  £10.50  £11.72  £12.94  £14.16  £15.38  £16.60  £17.82  £19.04  £20.26  £21.48 
11  9  £11.66  £12.88  £14.10  £15.32  £16.54  £17.76  £18.98  £20.20  £21.42  £22.64 
12  10  £12.82  £14.04  £15.26  £16.48  £17.70  £18.92  £20.14  £21.36  £22.58  £23.80 