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Here’s a puzzle for you –

You own a time machine with an unusual property: it can only travel to 29

^{th}February. It can jump to any 29th February, anywhere at all, in any year (even back before we invented the Gregorian Calendar, and far into the future after we’ve stopped using it), but it can only finish its journey on a 29^{th}of February, in a Gregorian leap year (for this reason, it can only jump to years which are leap years).One day, you decide to take it for a spin. So you get into your time machine and press the “random” button. Moments later, you have arrived: it is now 29

^{th}February in a random year!Without knowing what year it is: what is the probability that it is a Monday? (hint: the answer is

not^{1}/_{7}– half of your challenge is to work out why!).