# math (patterns)

Heres the problem:

Winchester's local toy store sells items according to its own pricing system. A doll costs \$10, a toy train costs \$20, a cradle costs \$20, a jumping jack costs \$30, and a Tickle Me Elmo costs \$50. Using the same system, how much does a drum cost?

I know the answer is \$10,but I HAVE to explain why. Any patterns you see?

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1. One pattern that I see is the number of letters in the toy name. The pattern is not absolutely linear. But regardless, the more expensive the toy the longer the name.

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2. Thank you economyst! Well I figured out it's actually the amount of syllables (10)! (doll, toy-train, crad-le, jump-ing-jack, tick-le-me-elmo, drum)

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