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A shoe shop had a stock of 960 pairs of shoes.

Some of them were manufactured last year and some of them were new pairs of shoes which were manufactured this year.

The shop decided to sell off the old stock of shoes which were manufactured last year at a lower price and lost $24 per pair in the process.

The shop earned $216 by selling each new pair of shoes.

When the entire stock was sold, the shop earned a total of $18000.

Find the number of pairs of shoes that were manufactured last year.

The correct answer is : 789
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