Did you know that the 1st May is the only first day of the month in 2019 which falls on a Wednesday?
Add together the dates of all the Wednesdays in May this year.
Which day of the week has the largest sum of dates in May?
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Is there a general rule that can be applied to all months? Given the number of days in the month and the day of the 1st of the month, which day will have the largest sum of dates?
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