Pens cost 14p each,
Pencils cost 5p each.
Jasmine spent 57p altogether.
How many pens and pencils did she buy?
Dishes cost £1.15 each,
Plates cost £1.33 each.
Sydney spent £7.62 on dishes and plates.
How many of each did she buy?
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Sandwiches cost £1.76 each,
Drinks cost £1.15 each.
Julia spent £80.19 on sandwiches and drinks.
How many of each did she buy?
[Assume that they bought at least one of each of the items above.]
You may wish to use a spreadsheet or write a program on a graphing calculator:
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  £2.91  £4.67  £6.43  £8.19  £9.95  £11.71  £13.47  £15.23  £16.99  £18.75 
4  2  £4.06  £5.82  £7.58  £9.34  £11.10  £12.86  £14.62  £16.38  £18.14  £19.90 
5  3  £5.21  £6.97  £8.73  £10.49  £12.25  £14.01  £15.77  £17.53  £19.29  £21.05 
6  4  £6.36  £8.12  £9.88  £11.64  £13.40  £15.16  £16.92  £18.68  £20.44  £22.20 
7  5  £7.51  £9.27  £11.03  £12.79  £14.55  £16.31  £18.07  £19.83  £21.59  £23.35 
8  6  £8.66  £10.42  £12.18  £13.94  £15.70  £17.46  £19.22  £20.98  £22.74  £24.50 
9  7  £9.81  £11.57  £13.33  £15.09  £16.85  £18.61  £20.37  £22.13  £23.89  £25.65 
10  8  £10.96  £12.72  £14.48  £16.24  £18.00  £19.76  £21.52  £23.28  £25.04  £26.80 
11  9  £12.11  £13.87  £15.63  £17.39  £19.15  £20.91  £22.67  £24.43  £26.19  £27.95 
12  10  £13.26  £15.02  £16.78  £18.54  £20.30  £22.06  £23.82  £25.58  £27.34  £29.10 