Week 258 (29th July 2022)

Kate noticed that many of her colleagues were taking their annual leave over the summer months, whereas she preferred to take holiday during winter.

Kate asked her department to let her know their favourite season.

16 did not choose summer

14 did not choose autumn

15 did not choose winter

12 did not choose spring

How many people did Kate ask?


Let x people be asked.

Then x – 16 chose Summer

x – 14 chose Autumn

x – 15 chose Winter

and x – 12 chose Spring

Adding gives:

4x – 57 = x (The total)

3x = 57

x = 19