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The Pythagoras Patisserie sells triangular cakes at 39p each and square buns at 23p each.

Helen spent exactly £5.12 on an assortment of these cakes and buns.

How many cakes and how many buns did she buy?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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