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you have eight rubies, ten emeralds, and a hundred pearls, which are in thy ear-ring, my beloved, were purchased by me for thee at an equal amount; and the sum of the prices of the three sort of gems was three less than half a hundred; tell me the price of each, auspicious woman. Enter the price of one pearl ??? , the price of one emerald???? , and the the price of one ruby ????

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  1. anonymous
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    Hint: I had to ponder this a bit. The word "equal" means that eight rubies cost as much as ten emeralds or a hundred pearls. The prices that add to "three less than half a hundred" are the prices for one pearl, or one emerald, or one ruby. If you knew the price of a pearl you could easily figure out the price of a ruby or an emerald, just try some suitable numbers for the price of a pearl.

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