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Will Cover
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2nd grade math homework - what is the correct answer?



I'll be back later in this thread to update after many have given their response.
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Link is just like you..... sucky


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36?

Eta: I’m dumb
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Nein


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TigerFanInSouthland
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42.5
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Will Cover
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Angie posted the question to Facebook on January 24, 2018, and it quickly racked up a lot of comments.

Almost nobody could figure out the answer!




No correct answers thus far.


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The mom is his doctor


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43


FLBooGoTigs1
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Yep I say 36 also


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rondo
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re: 2nd grade math homework - what is the correct answer?
Eta.... it's clearly 42.5 small dogs


olgoi khorkhoi
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42 but I think there's medium dog they forgot to mention


Will Cover
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Many people immediately think the solution is 36, but that’s actually not correct.





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Adults everywhere are completely confused by this second grader’s math homework.





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Okay, so why isn’t the answer 36? Well, because there are 36 more small dogs than large dogs.

So if there are 13 large dogs and 36 small dogs, that does equal 49 — but there are only 23 more small dogs than large dogs.

Unfortunately, the teacher was out, and the sub didn’t have the answers for the homework!





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A few days later, Angie updated everyone on what the teacher had to say: even she couldn’t figure it out!

Finally, five days later, Angie got an answer from the school district. Scroll down to find out the correct solution!




The big reveal coming up ...



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re: 2nd grade math homework - what is the correct answer?
42:6 is 48, 43:7 is 50

This some joke?


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SamuelClemens
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The problem is faulty bc you can't have a 1/2 dog. 6 large, 43 small or 7 large, 42 small.


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There are 43 small dogs and 6 big dogs

Unless we are going to break a dog





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Large dogs are “x”

x + (x + 36) = 49

2x + 36 = 49

2x = 13

x = 6.5

x + 36 = 42.5 (small dogs)


Now, obviously, this can’t work since there’s no such thing as half a dog. So it’s a shite word problem.


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Hoops
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Oh I bet it’s a clickbait slide show from Facebook


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FLBooGoTigs1
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Weiner dog?


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Will Cover
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TigerFanInSouthland


Nice edit after Googling.





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Drumroll please… The answer is: 6.5 large dogs and 42.5 small dogs!

Yes, apparently there are half dogs in this crazy math problem.





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Here’s the math behind the problem. What you’re doing is trying to solve for x. Think of large dogs as “x” and small dogs as “y.”

49 = x+y and y = x+36

So, combine the two equations and you get:

49 = x + x+36

49 = 2x+36

13 = 2x

x = 6.5

y = 42.5





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42.5


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