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Impossible Trick Math Question

Um, People Are Completely Losing Their Sh*t Trying to Figure Out This Math Problem

Doug Mataconis really threw the Twitter world for a loop when he challenged the internet to solve a math problem from 10 years ago. And it's safe to say anyone with an account had intense feelings about the question — including frustration and all-out anger.

The question read: "An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven's 9th Symphony. How long would it take 60 players to play the symphony? Let P be the number of players and T be the time playing."

If you're scratching your head, you're not alone. The Twittersphere was also stumped:

Luckily, Claire Longmoor, the teacher who actually created the worksheet, cleared up the confusion once and for all:

The right answer? It's a trick question. No matter how many people are playing, the song will take the same amount of time. The world makes sense after all!

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