INTRODUCTION Now that you have read the book Flying Cloud, your challenge is to navigate the map shown above. Using your mathematical skills, you must solve a series of problems. As you proceed, your assignments will be revealed. 
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PROBLEM #1
(a) (a+12)(a3)=76 (b) b(2b)3b7b=72 Starting at the lower left hand corner of the map, (counting this square as "1") use the solutions for "a" and "b" to find the secret square. For "a", go east the number of squares indicated. From that point, go north the number of squares indicated by "b" and click on the final square. For example: If the numbers were (6,3), you would go east to the 6th square and then north 3 squares to the 4th square from the bottom. 
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