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The internet is going crazy over this simple algebra problem

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Some people excel at math, but others … not so much. One math problem in particular has gone viral, and people on social media are enraged that they can’t solve it.

Twitter account English Magazine posted the problem on Twitter:

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The tweet has spawned thousands of likes and retweets as people try desperately to solve it; there is discrepancy among observers what the real answer is.



See all the different answers:

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With the seeming simplicity of the problem, it’s understandable why people are so frustrated — but if you happen to be good at math, it can be amusing too.

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