What do you get?

Take the number of states before Alaska and Hawaii were added. Double that and add the number of “winds.” Then subtract the number of Ali Baba’s thieves, not counting Ali Baba. Divide by the number of days in May minus 1. Cube the result. What do you get?

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Eight

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