The prices are: $1.20, $1.25, $1.50, and $3.16

$7.11 is not the only number which works. Here are the first 160 such numbers, preceded by a count of distinct solutions for that price. Note that $7.11 has a single, unique solution.

1 - $6.44 1 - $7.83 2 - $9.20 3 - $10.89 1 - $6.51 1 - $7.86 1 - $9.23 1 - $10.95 1 - $6.60 3 - $7.92 1 - $9.24 2 - $11.00 1 - $6.63 1 - $8.00 1 - $9.27 1 - $11.07 1 - $6.65 1 - $8.01 2 - $9.35 1 - $11.13 1 - $6.72 1 - $8.03 3 - $9.36 1 - $11.16 2 - $6.75 5 - $8.10 1 - $9.38 1 - $11.22 1 - $6.78 1 - $8.12 5 - $9.45 2 - $11.25 1 - $6.80 1 - $8.16 2 - $9.48 2 - $11.27 2 - $6.84 2 - $8.19 1 - $9.54 1 - $11.30 1 - $6.86 1 - $8.22 1 - $9.57 1 - $11.36 1 - $6.89 1 - $8.25 1 - $9.59 1 - $11.40 2 - $6.93 3 - $8.28 2 - $9.60 2 - $11.43 1 - $7.02 3 - $8.33 1 - $9.62 2 - $11.52 1 - $7.05 1 - $8.36 2 - $9.63 2 - $11.55 2 - $7.07 1 - $8.37 1 - $9.66 2 - $11.61 1 - $7.08 2 - $8.40 1 - $9.68 1 - $11.69 1 - $7.11 1 - $8.45 2 - $9.69 1 - $11.70 1 - $7.13 2 - $8.46 1 - $9.78 1 - $11.88 2 - $7.14 1 - $8.52 2 - $9.80 1 - $11.90 3 - $7.20 5 - $8.55 1 - $9.81 1 - $11.99 1 - $7.25 1 - $8.60 1 - $9.87 1 - $12.06 1 - $7.26 4 - $8.64 4 - $9.90 1 - $12.15 2 - $7.28 1 - $8.67 1 - $9.92 1 - $12.18 1 - $7.29 1 - $8.69 2 - $9.99 1 - $12.24 3 - $7.35 1 - $8.73 1 - $10.01 1 - $12.30 1 - $7.37 2 - $8.75 1 - $10.05 1 - $12.32 1 - $7.47 1 - $8.76 2 - $10.08 1 - $12.35 1 - $7.50 1 - $8.78 1 - $10.17 2 - $12.42 1 - $7.52 5 - $8.82 1 - $10.20 1 - $12.51 4 - $7.56 1 - $8.85 2 - $10.26 1 - $12.65 1 - $7.62 1 - $8.88 3 - $10.29 2 - $12.69 4 - $7.65 2 - $8.91 3 - $10.35 1 - $12.75 1 - $7.67 1 - $8.94 2 - $10.44 1 - $12.92 2 - $7.70 1 - $8.96 1 - $10.53 1 - $12.96 3 - $7.74 3 - $9.00 1 - $10.56 1 - $13.23 1 - $7.77 1 - $9.02 1 - $10.64 1 - $13.41 1 - $7.79 2 - $9.03 2 - $10.71 1 - $13.56 2 - $7.80 1 - $9.12 3 - $10.80 1 - $14.49 1 - $7.82 2 - $9.18 1 - $10.85 1 - $15.18

There are plenty of solutions for five summands. Here are a few

$8.28 -- at least two solutions $8.47 -- at least two solutions $8.82 -- at least two solutions

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Mark Johnson mark@microunity.com (408) 734-8100

There may be many approximate solutions, for example: $1.01, $1.15, $2.41, and $2.54. These sum to $7.11 but the product is 7.1100061.

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