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Last week, I travelled from London to Stoke.

On the first day I travelled one half of the distance.

On day two, I travelled one third of the remaining distance.

On day three, I travelled three quarters of the remaining distance.

Yesterday I travelled one half of the remaining distance.

I now have 5 miles left to travel.

How far is it from Stoke to London in total?

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Answer: 120 miles.

On the first day I travelled 60 miles, leaving 60 miles. On day two I travelled 20 miles, leaving 40 miles On day three I travelled 30 miles, leaving 10 miles. Yesterday I travelled 5 miles, leaving 5 miles.

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