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Question 1: A taxi firm charges a fixed amount per journey plus a cost for each mile travelled. A journey of 9 miles costs £44.50. A journey of 6 miles costs £30.40. How much would a journey of 7 miles cost? |

Question 2: 4 punnets of blueberries and 3 melons weigh 7.3kg altogether. The total weight of 3 punnets of blueberries and 8 melons is 15.25kg. Calculate the weight of a punnet of blueberries and the weight of a melon. |

Question 3: 8 kiwis and 5 limes cost £1.81 altogether. The total cost of 2 kiwis and 6 limes is £0.88. Calculate the cost of a kiwi and a lime. |

Question 4: A wallet contains £405 consisting only of £5 and £20 bank notes. If there are 36 notes in the wallet altogether, how many notes of each denomination are there? |

Question 5: The sum of ages of a mother and her daughter is 17. In 2 years time, the mother will be 6 times older than the daughter. How old is each person at present? |

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Question 1: A journey of 7 miles costs £35.10 |

Question 2: A punnet of blueberries weighs 0.55kg and a melons weighs 1.7kg |

Question 3: A kiwi costs 17p and a lime costs 9p |

Question 4: The wallet contains 21 £5 bank notes and 15 £20 bank notes. |

Question 5: The mother is 16 and the daughter is 1. |

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