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Puzzle ID:#50125
Fun:*** (2.24)
Difficulty:*** (3.08)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:spikethru4*au**

 

 

 



If:

London - Leeds = 1;
London - Bristol = 4;
Birmingham - Bristol = 5;
Birmingham - Manchester = 6; and
Leeds - Manchester = 62,

then:

London - Birmingham = ?



Answer

40. They are the numbers of the motorways linking those cities.

M1: London to Leeds
M4: London to South Wales (via Bristol)
M5: Birmingham to Exeter (via Bristol)
M6: Birmingham to Gretna (via Manchester)
M40: London to Birmingham
M62: Manchester to near Hull (via Leeds)

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Comments

eighsseAus*
Feb 23, 2014

Love this one, I remember reviewing it. Excellent work, very tricky!
dalfamnestAnz*
Sep 11, 2014

Very good trivia. I got it after the Hint. Thanks!



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