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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
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The Pythagoras Patisserie sells triangular cakes at 39p each and square buns at 23p each. For her party, Helen spent exactly £5.12 on an assortment of these cakes and buns. How many cakes and how many buns did she buy?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.