What’s the number?

We just found a number with an interesting property:

divide it by 2, the remainder is 1.
divide it by 3, the remainder is 2.
divide it by 4, the remainder is 3.
divide it by 5, the remainder is 4.
divide it by 6, the remainder is 5.
divide it by 7, the remainder is 6.
divide it by 8, the remainder is 7.
divide it by 9, the remainder is 8.
divide it by 10, the remainder is 9.

It’s not a small number, but it’s not really big, either.

Find the smallest number with such property.

South Africa [1]

This series has been threatening for a long time now. Slowly, I’ve added to an expanding folder of articles on SA as they’ve come up, links and so on but it was too daunting to tackle as it started bulging.

Yesterday, something came through on apartheid and it was time to begin the series. Maybe not the best place to start but what the heck. A background to the land/history can start in Part two.

This picture below is supposedly of Olympic Park, Melbourne, in 1971, a violent protest against Verwoerd’s policy of apartheid. Links from Chuckles before we begin:


And different background –



melb 1971 rugby

Mention’s been made on this blog before that I was in Melbourne during this Springbok match and that Winter of Discontent, before heading back to Blighty for the last bit of ours.

I did not attend that match for reasons of expected leftwing violence, we were warned, and I was a bit young.