If a math problem like this one (full problem located below) isn’t multiple choice, I don’t even bother giving it the time of day. Primarily because I understand that I’m not smart enough to solve it on my own. Takes a man — A REAL MAN, GODDAMMIT — to admit that.
Evidently, I’m not alone because this math problem, which is being given to high school students in Scotland, is facing criticism over how difficult it is.
Can you solve it? Go ahead, give it your best, Hotshot. I fuckin’ dare ya.
Did you get it?
Of course you didn’t. Don’t be silly.
Here’s how it’s done.