## 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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## No One Can Solve This Math Question Given To First Graders In Singapore

As if we needed yet another reminder that we’re terrible at math, an exam question given to first graders in Singapore has the Internet scratching their collective heads. “Study the number pattern. Fill in the missing numbers,” the instructions read.

The question is a number problem, with a circle split in four with different numbers in each section. Around the sides are four empty circles, with another circle in the middle of the first circle. The questions asks children to fill in the four circles with no numbers so that they total the middle number in all cases.

First graders are supposed to get this?! In all fairness, it’s labelled as a bonus question and probably doesn’t impact the student’s scores all that much. Think you’ve worked it out? Read on when you have, because the answer is below.

Thankfully for us, one user on the forum was able to work it out. According to their explanation, the four circles should be filled with either 1 or 2, depending on how many numbers with more than one digit they touch on either side.

If you got the answer without cheating, you’re officially as smart as a first grader. If you didn’t, feel better knowing that social media didn’t, either.