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Start Hill Sums

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Hidden : 04/06/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Start Hill Sums

The co-orindates at the top of the page are not the location of the cache. They are in fact a parking location at Start Hill near Bishop's Stortford. The cache is close by.

Start Hill is at the beginning of the Flitch Way, a 15 mile cycle and walking route from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree. It is on the route of a disused railway line. It's a easy ride and more details can be found here. There area a number of other caches along the route so if you find them all you will have quite a haul.

This cache is part of a series with mathematical caches. To find the location of the cache you need to solve a maths problem. The problem for this uses some simple algebra.

You must solve the following equations to find x and y:

Once you have found the values of x and y then you can find the location of the cache which is:

51 degrees x minutes N and 0 degrees y minutes East.

The cache is a one litre tupperware container with a log book and pen, some small swaps and space for a few more. I hope you enjoy solving the problem, finding the cache and walking or cycling along the Flitch Way. There is no hint as it would a total give away.

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg'f abg nobir. Vg'f abg orybj. Frrx vg qrrc jvguva.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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