Can you answer this question?
Here at UKMums.TV, we’d love to know whether you’re one of the many people who can’t answer this supposedly simple maths question. It’s not only baffled the ten-year-old it is aimed at, it has also left parents confused, including a dad who has A-levels in maths and economics!
As the Mirror [LINK- http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/simple-maths-exam-question-10-8132599] reports, the question is included on a maths homework paper given to pupils at a primary school in Glossop, Derbyshire. Pupils in Year 5 were asked to answer dozens of basic problem solving questions on the two-page paper.
But even a 43-year-old dad, who got A-levels in maths in economics, had to admit he found it impossible when he posted it on Facebook appealing for help, saying: “My son’s grandma had spent a while helping him with his homework and most of it was straightforward but this one question left her stumped. I then spent an hour or so trying to work it out but found it impossible.
“I even sent it to a friend who got a 1st class degree in economics and they were baffled by it as well. A couple of friends are maths teachers too so I’ve sent it to them but so far I’ve heard nothing back. I really do think it is impossible and it is certainly not something a ten-year-old can answer. It just does not make sense.”
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