Can you answer this 7-year-old’s maths homework?

A MUM was left stumped after her 7-year-old asked her to help her answer this maths question.

The conundrum, which was about how many entrants there were in a dog show, may have sounded cute, but the reality was very different.

The mums on Facebook couldn’t solve the math problem either


Angie Werner asked Facebook group Breastfeeding Mama Talk Privately if they could make sense of her daughter Ayla’s homework – and they also struggled to get their head around it.

The problem read: “There are 49 dogs signed up to compete in the dog show. There are 36 more small dogs than large dogs signed up to compete. How many small dogs are signed up to compete?”

Angie later told the other mums that Ayla’s teacher had told her that the bizarre answer was 42.5

The mum felt she had no option but to ask Facebook to help her child

She explained: “The district worded it wrong.

“The answer would be 42.5, though, if done at an age-appropriate grade.”

Apparently the way to get to 42 and a half dogs is as follows: 49-36=13. 13/2=6.5. 36+6.5=42.5

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