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Same Car Problems Today?....It's Cheaper to Get a New Car!

Before going on a long trip, Mr. Dean had the following work done on his car: removing carbon and grinding valves, $10.50; new steering knuckle, $4.50; relining and adjusting brakes, $8.75; spring fixed, $3.25; removing dents from fender, $3.50; greasing, $1.50; washing, $2. What was the amount of Mr. Dean's bill?

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Source: Smith-Luce-Morss' The Problem and Practice Arithmetics (3rd Book), 1930, p. 293