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Question 1: The mean of two numbers is 56 and the difference is 60. Calculate the product of the two numbers. |

Question 2: 8 kiwis and 7 limes cost £2.00 altogether. The total cost of 2 kiwis and 6 limes is £1.18. Calculate the cost of a kiwi and a lime. |

Question 3: The sum of ages of a father and his son is 28. In 4 years time, the father will be 3 times older than the son. How old is each person at present? |

Question 4: Rectangle A has a perimeter of 56cm. Rectangle B has a perimeter of 28cm with 2 times the length and one quarter the width of rectangle A. Calculate the area of each rectangle. |

Question 5: A taxi firm charges a fixed amount per journey plus a cost for each mile travelled. A journey of 4 miles costs £21.90. A journey of 8 miles costs £40.30. How much would a journey of 3 miles cost? |

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Question 1: The product of the two numbers is 2236 |

Question 2: A kiwi costs 11p and a lime costs 16p |

Question 3: The father is 23 and the son is 5. |

Question 4: Rectangle A has an area of 96cm ^{2} and rectangle B has an area of 48cm ^{2} |

Question 5: A journey of 3 miles costs £17.30 |

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