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Antique Table Price

The price of an antique table varies directly with age of the antique (in years) and with the surface area (in square feet). The price varies inversely with the number of scratches on the surface.  A table which is 120 years old, is 3 feet x 8 feet , and has n scratches on the surface, costs $4,320. A table which is 140 years old, is 4 feet x 8 feet, and has n - 1 scratches on the surface, costs $7,680.  If a table 150 years old, which is 4 feet x 6 feet , costs $10,800, how many scratches are on the surface?

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