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Has nobody actually read the question? Each verse enumerates all the gifts sent each day. So you get 12 partridges (QED), plus 2 x 11 = 22 turtle doves, 3 x 10 = 30 French hens, etc. The fun question to ask a school class is "which present do you get the most of?". You can do it by enumeration but the subtle approach is by symmetry.Cynics will of course say the key word is "sent". There is no delivery on Christmas or New Year's Day, and there may be one or two Sundays in between, plus "seasonal difficulties and transport disruptions", so the number actually received by 6 Jan may vary.