Today's dose of outrage comes in the form of math, which is highly relatable considering how frustrating it can be to do math.
But in this case, it's aimed at a problem meant for second-grade students in the U.K., and its level of difficulty caused quite the stir among parents — many of whom are stumped by the correct answer.
It's not likely you spend your free time doing math problems to unwind.
Don't worry, the problem you're going to face isn't anything you need an advanced degree for. It's not like this one.
Rather, it's just a matter of common sense. Well, mostly.
That said, it WILL require brainpower, so put on your thinking hat.
Got your hat on? Great. Let's get going.
Louise Bloxham first shared a picture of the question on Twitter, almost immediately sparking discussion and debate on the topic of standardizing testing.
via: TwitterThe question asks: "There were some people on a train. 19 people get off the train at the first stop. 17 people get on the train. Now there are 63 people on the train. How many people were on the train to begin with?" The photo was shared on Facebook and Twitter, and some parents argued that they could only just work it out themselves, let alone their children.
Others argued the question was “ambiguous" and a “trick" for children taking a test.
While others thought parents were being ridiculous about it.What do you think? Can you solve the problem? X - 19 + 17 = 63.
So, X (the original number of people on the train) = 65.
via: GiphyIs this too hard for second graders?