The ball is next to and inbetween the calculator and the abacus.
The diary is next to and on the immediate right of the abacus.
The three presents on the left cost a total of £19.
The three presents on the right cost a total of £20.
The calculator costs twice as much as the ball.
The abacus costs £3 more than the diary.
Work out the contents and the cost of the Christmas boxes from the given clues
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