Puzzle for Today
Puzzle No. 136 – Wednesday 10 January
Imagine squishing dates, so that:
1 January is 1-1, which becomes 11.
2 January is 2-1, which becomes 21 and
25 December is 25-12, which becomes 2,512.
If we were to transform all the dates of a typical year in this way and find the average, will the average be higher or lower in a leap year?
(ie will adding 29 February, which is 29-2, which becomes 292, increase or decrease the average?)
Today's #PuzzleForToday has been set by Yuji Okitani the 2017 UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician
The answers to the puzzle will only be available for a week.