You would be forgiven for scoffing at the idea of an “unsolvable” second grade math problem. While it has been a long time since most of us were in grade school, we’d like to think that we would have the inside track on solving problems like these. However, there is one problem in particular that has the Internet buzzing and if you can figure out this math equation that’s currently stumping, you’ve got one up on us.
The math problem was recently tweeted out by a Twitter user named Louise Bloxham (@LouiseBloxham) and many of her followers agree that this is a problem that is far too complex for the average child. Even the adults who follow her on Twitter cannot come to an agreement about the solution to this problem. Some users believe that the answer is 65, while there are others who believe that the answer is 46.
There are even other users who have come up with answers that are nowhere close to the aforementioned solutions and this has caused observers to wonder why this brain teaser is so perplexing. Can you believe that there is a faction of people out there who views this equation as a trick question? Meanwhile, other parents are admitting that they are completely baffled.
The answer that has been published for the problem is 65, but there are many who remain skeptical on the matter. If you take a closer look at a few of the tweets that have been fired off about the topic, you might even find yourself scratching your head just a bit. This is the sort of story that is definitely bound to spark some healthy debate among all of the brainiacs in your life.
After all, it is always good to embrace healthy debates when you are in the process of educating children. Children should be raised to have a healthy level of skepticism when it comes to learning and they should never be raised to believe that every question only has one correct answer. If you enjoyed this brain teaser as much as we did, be sure to pass this story along.
The know it all in your life is definitely going to appreciate having a chance to take their shot at figuring this out and the ensuing debate that will take place among your friends and family members is far too fun to miss out on.