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A pet store offered a baby monkey for sale at \$1.25. The monkey grew, and the next week it was offered at \$1.89. Not one to monkey around, the shopkeeper subsequently raised the price to \$5.13, then to \$5.94, and next to \$9.18. Finally, during the sixth week, an organ grinder bought the monkey at \$12.42. How was the prices figured?

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