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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

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Hats Off To Princess Beatrice

At last month's royal wedding, Princess Beatrice of York, England, got a lot of attention for a rose-colored unusual-looking hat she wore. Beatrice decided to auction the hat online and donate the proceeds to charities that help children--UNICEF UK and Children in Crisis. Here is a link to the auction, which ended on Sunday, with photos of the hat.

The hat sold for about $131,341.47 (in U.S. dollars). About how many $20 hats could you buy with this amount of money? (Round to the nearest hat!)

60,000

You could buy about 6,567 hats with that amount of money.

The caption contest for this photo is closed.