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Math Question Stumps 10-Year-Olds

Don't Attempt to Solve This Maths Question, You'll Just End Up Confused

Another puzzling maths question has not only stumped a 10-year-old but also his grandma. The homework maths assignment in question was given out to Year Five students and asked, "Calculate the perimeter of these composite rectilinear shapes." A photo of the problem is below.

The Year Five's grandma and father were not happy with the problem at all. "My son's grandma had spent a while helping him with his homework and most of it was straightforward but this one question left her stumped," the boy's 43-year-old father said to Manchester Evening News.

When the father posted the question to the internet, people surprisingly came to a general consensus that even though the question appeared tricky, it was actually easy to solve, unlike this algebraic question posed to 6- and 7-year-olds.

Though a few adults were able to give this question a try, we can see how it would be hard for a 10-year-old. Have you solved the problem yet?

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