## When Was Will Born?

### Clue

A prime number has two and only two factors.

Consecutive numbers are next to each other in the sequence of counting numbers

### Clue

Thirty days hath September,
April June and November.
All the rest have thirty-one
Excepting February alone,
Which has twenty-eight days clear,
But twenty-nine each Leap Year.

### Clue

The number 22222 is given in base 5. It means:

2 x 625 +
2 x 125 +
2 x 25 +
2 x 5 +
2 x 1

### dd

The day is a two digit prime number. The two digits are consecutive numbers.

### m

The number of days in the month is a multiple of the number of letters in the month's name.

### yyyy

The year was a leap year which began on a Saturday.
It is 222225 + 2.

## How old would he be if he was alive today?

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• EK, Dorset
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• Wonderful! I have top set year 5 and they found it fun. Interesting to see how much they knew about Shakespeare too!
• Mr Heeley's y7, Rawthorpe High, Huddersfield
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• Gosh, he would be even older than Mr Heeley!
'So shaken as we are, so wan with care, for find we a time for frightened peace to pant, and breathe short-winded accents of new broils, to be echoed in lands afar remote' Opening line to Henry IV part 1.
See, Maths teachers can be quite literate too!!!

Have a lovely summer Transum xx
• Carole, 6A Cragieburn PS Australia
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• My Grade 6 Class really enjoyed working out this problem. We worked out that Will would be 448 years old if he was still alive today! Mrs Pyne and 6A.
• Class 1.6, Brechin High, Scotland
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• We definitely needed the clue for the year. However, it was very challenging and worthwhile! Thank you. Class 1.6.

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