Pens cost 10p each,
Pencils cost 9p each.
Jack spent 67p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did he buy?
Dishes cost £1.27 each,
Plates cost £1.07 each.
Caleb spent £8.29 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did he buy?
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Sandwiches cost £1.59 each,
Drinks cost £1.53 each.
Justin spent £67.47 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  £3.12  £4.71  £6.30  £7.89  £9.48  £11.07  £12.66  £14.25  £15.84  £17.43 
4  2  £4.65  £6.24  £7.83  £9.42  £11.01  £12.60  £14.19  £15.78  £17.37  £18.96 
5  3  £6.18  £7.77  £9.36  £10.95  £12.54  £14.13  £15.72  £17.31  £18.90  £20.49 
6  4  £7.71  £9.30  £10.89  £12.48  £14.07  £15.66  £17.25  £18.84  £20.43  £22.02 
7  5  £9.24  £10.83  £12.42  £14.01  £15.60  £17.19  £18.78  £20.37  £21.96  £23.55 
8  6  £10.77  £12.36  £13.95  £15.54  £17.13  £18.72  £20.31  £21.90  £23.49  £25.08 
9  7  £12.30  £13.89  £15.48  £17.07  £18.66  £20.25  £21.84  £23.43  £25.02  £26.61 
10  8  £13.83  £15.42  £17.01  £18.60  £20.19  £21.78  £23.37  £24.96  £26.55  £28.14 
11  9  £15.36  £16.95  £18.54  £20.13  £21.72  £23.31  £24.90  £26.49  £28.08  £29.67 
12  10  £16.89  £18.48  £20.07  £21.66  £23.25  £24.84  £26.43  £28.02  £29.61  £31.20 