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Running Footman's 10 Day Journey

A running Footman, on a Wager, is to travel from London northward as follows: that is to say, he is to go 4 Miles the first day, and 40 miles the last day; and to go the whole journey in 10 days, increasing every day's journey by an equal excess. I demand the Number of Miles he travelled each Day, and the Length of the whole Journey.

The Schoolmaster's Assistant, Thomas Dilworth, London, 1781

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"Running Footman's 10 Day Journey ," Convergence (July 2022)