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Ridiculous math problem that stumps internet turns out to be a troll

By Brian Koerber


Among the many internet trends people tend to gravitate towards, difficult, nonsensical, or ridiculous math problems receive a load of attention. But sometimes, things aren’t what they appear to be.

An absurd math problem grabbed the attention of the internet earlier this week, causing a mini uproar among very smart people who yearned to criticize those who educate our youth. The problem? It was taken completely out of context.

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this

— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) …

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