Pens cost 10p each,
Pencils cost 9p each.
Justin spent 66p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did he buy?
Dishes cost £1.84 each,
Plates cost £1.70 each.
Austin spent £10.76 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did he buy?
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