# How many Sparrows visited?

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A log of bird numbers visiting a garden is as follows.

Crow 20
Blackbird 2
Pheasant 4
Chaffinch 5
Sparrow ?
How many Sparrows visited?

posted Jun 12, 2015

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The key is the difference of first and last letters' numbers as per English alphabet:
Crow 20--> 3..23
Blackbird 2--> 2...4
Pheasant 4--> 16...20
Chaffinch 5--> 3...8
Sparrow 4--> 19...23

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