This Math Puzzle Given To Fifth Graders In China Has The Internet Confused

A math puzzle given to grade five pupils at a school in Nanchong, China, has left the Internet rather confused after a local news website shared photos of the questions online over the weekend. 

According to The Star, the question asks students to determine the age of a ship’s captain if there were 26 sheep and 10 goats on the vessel. Yes, we were as confused as you are. 

The education bureau confirmed that the question is legitimate and does have a few answers. 

The answer? Sit down for this one. People came up with a few on Chinese social media website Weibo. 

And then there’s this one…

Other Weibo commenters complained that the question made no sense. 

Some came out in support of the question. 

Twitter wasn’t nearly as kind, though…

What do you think of the question? 

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