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By Ian Stewart   February 2007

Bargain hunting

Annabel, Belinda, Carmen and Davina went shopping during the new year sales.

“What did you buy?” Belinda asked Annabel at the end of the day.

“Handbags. They were a real bargain! Each one cost me ten times as many pounds as the total number of handbags I bought.”

“That’s a coincidence,” said Belinda. “I bought shoes, and each pair cost me ten times as many pounds as the total number of pairs I bought.”

“Me too,” said Carmen. “I bought dresses, and each one cost me ten times as many pounds as the total number of dresses…

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