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Roses and Carnations

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Class 7H has collected £56 to buy flowers for their teacher.

Roses cost £3 each and carnations cost £2 each. 

How many different bunches of flowers could they make, if they have to spend all of their money?

This problem is taken from the World Mathematics Championships
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