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Taxing Situation

Together, John, Cindy, and Mel owe $9,420 in taxes. If John pays half of his taxes, and Cindy pays two-fifths of hers, the combined taxes owed for all three people will be $6,040. If Mel and Cindy each pay half of their taxes, the combined taxes owed for the two of them will be $2,610. How much tax does Mel owe?

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