Solution to yesterday's starter
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This was actually a trick question. If you met a man as you were going to St. Ives then everyone else was coming away from St. Ives, so the answer is actually 1!
If you worked out the number coming away it would be:
7 + 72 + 73+ 74= 7+ 49 + 343 + 2401 = 2800, then the man and yourself so 2802
Here is my Alex’s solution:
There is only one person who is going to St. Ives because she or he only met a man and the man was not going to St. Ives.
Here’s Zoe's answer:
I think that only one person was going to St. Ives. Because ‘when I was going to St. Ives’. it’s a riddle and all the wives, sacks, cat and kittens are just trying to distract you from the question.
If everybody was going to St. Ives there would be 2802 going to St. Ives.
Here's Maria's answer: