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## 'Where Am I?' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

On a weekend break a short while ago I saw this market cross.

On the side perhaps you can see that it has a plaque with distances
to local and more distant towns:

Where was I?

What is the minimum amount of information you need to know where I
was? Is some of the information redundant?

Is some of the information more useful than other parts?

How accurate can you be about exactly where I was from the
distances that are given?

#### Then why not think about the following questions:

Why has someone bothered to include so much information?

What can you find out about this place?

Can you make up similar problems of your own?