1. ## 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>

2. ## 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>

3. ## 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>

Your prize is a plateful of [sizzling.steak.fajitas]

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