Believe it or not, maths is actually one of my strong points. I worked this out quite quickly.
Once you've compared tables 1 and 3, and realised 1 plate of toast = 2 cups of tea, you've basically done it!
Try comparing the two tables that have the most similar items.
Calculate the total bill for each table in terms of cups of tea. Start with tables 1 and 3.
Tables 1 and 3 have the same amount of juice, so ignore the juice in the comparison.
That leaves you with a cup of tea and a plate of toast on table 1, and three cups of tea on table 3.
You can then work out that one plate of toast costs the same as two cups of tea.
You've learned that one plate of toast costs the same as two cups of tea, so now take a look at table 2.
If you replace the toast with tea, you'll have four cups of tea on the table. What must the last item on table 4 be?
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