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Hint: How many miles were left at the start of yesterday?
Answer: 336 miles.
On the first day I travelled one quarter of the distance (84, leaving 252). On day two, I travelled one half of the remaining distance (126, leaving 126). On day three, I travelled three quarters of the remaining distance (94.5, leaving 31.5). Yesterday I travelled one third of the remaining distance (10.5). I now have 21 miles left to travel.
To work these numbers out, it is easiest to start at the end and work backwards.
Yesterday I travelled 1÷3 of the distance to leave 21 miles, therefore there were 31.5 miles (=21 x 3÷2) at the start of yesterday.
On day 3 I travelled 3÷4 of the distance to leave 31.5 miles, therefore there were 126 miles (=31.5 x 4) at the start of day 3.
On day 2 I travelled 1÷2 of the distance to leave 126 miles, therefore there were 252 miles (=126 x 2) at the start of day 2.
On the first day I travelled 1÷4 of the distance to leave 252 miles, therefore there were 336 miles (=252 x 4÷3) at the start of the first day.
Puzzle 20
Here is a curious grid, the sums of the shapes are shown at the end the row and at the base of each column.
What is the missing sum? What are the different shapes worth?
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