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Mathematician explains tricky maths question that’s been dividing the Internet

Last updated on August 3, 2019

Mathematician explains tricky maths question that’s been dividing the Internet

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/mathematician-explains-tricky-maths-question-18820817University College London associate professor Hannah Fry explained the two possibilities to the mind-boggling algebra equation A mathematician has provided an explanation to a simple maths question that has left thousands of Twitter users across the globe baffled. Alongside she shared an anime scene from popular Japanese manga Naruto with the equation on the blackboard. More than 14,000 people have liked her tweet and thousands replied with their answers – although not everyone agreed. The maths problem has divided people into two groups with some claiming the answer is one and others 16. Hannah Fry, an associate professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, spoke to the Mail Online about the mind-boggling question. Hannah, who has written two popular maths books, said the way the question was written leaves ‘room for ambiguity’ over the answer. Mathematician explains tricky maths question that’s been dividing the Internet

 

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