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Question from derrick, a student:

Ella was born early in the morning on a Friday. She got married on the 10000th day of her life. What day of the week was it?

Hi Derrick,

What day of the week was the 19th day of her life? That's easy because it is 2 weeks and 5 days. The 14th day (two weeks) is a Friday so 5 days later is Wednesday. How many weeks are in 10,000 days? What is the remainder? What day of the week was that?


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