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"I object," said Councillor Mrs. Coldcream. "I see no reason why the boys should be so favoured at the expense of the girls."

This was at a meeting of the Holmshire Education Committee. It had been proposed to award 19 scholarships totalling £1000 to boys and girls of the county. It had been proposed that each girl receive a set amount and each boy receive £30 more than each girl.

Mrs. Coldcream pressed her point with such fervour that it was decided to reallocate the money. Each girl would receive £8 more than originally proposed, with the boys' scholarships scaled down accordingly.

How much did each boy and each girl receive?

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