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    Farmer's Market

    On a recent trip to the Farmer's Market, I happened upon a vendor who was pricing his fruits and vegetables by the each rather than by the pound. I purchased an assortment of apples, oranges, plums, figs, tomatoes and cherries. I can tell you that one cherry and one orange cost exactly the same as one fig. From the following clues, can you determine the individual prices for each item?

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    1. <LI>Three apples and two tomatoes cost 1.21
      <LI>Three oranges and two apples cost 0.97
      <LI>One of each item cost 1.17
      <LI>Two tomatoes and two figs cost 0.94
      <LI>One fig, one plum and one orange cost 0.64
      <LI>Two plums, two tomatoes and one apple cost 1.27
      <LI>Six cherries, 3 plums and 4 figs cost 1.86
      <LI>There were no discounts for multiple items and nothing was free!
      <LI>Tomatoes are more expensive than apples and apples cost more than oranges.
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17><small>Warning! Made this one up in less than 5 minutes. Was not tested for the possibility of multiple solutions or solvability. I do have a solution that works.</small>
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    Re: Farmer's Market

    Here is my solution (in cents)

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"><pre>apples 23
    oranges 17
    plums 26
    figs 21
    tomatoes 26
    cherry 4
    </span hide></pre>

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    Re: Farmer's Market

    Hey Tim, That's exactly what I got. I'm excited for both of us! As I put this together rather quickly, I was just waiting for someone to post 8 different solutions... <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>

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