What do you think is 550 divided by two?
What do you think is 550 divided by two? Equation goes viral as social media users are stunned by the true answer
Social media users were confused after discovering that 550 divided by two equals 275.
Bewildered numerophiles who defy mental arithmetic have expressed disdain for the calculation — and that it doesn’t equal 225.
Tweets, memes, and Reddit threads around the world share the “bad news,” revealing that some were “years old today” when they saw the real solution to the split problem.
Others express an overwhelming sadness that the solution is not equal to 225.
Social media users are confused to find that 550 divided by two equals 275 – not 225 as many instinctively assume
A Twitter account @HappenedtoHim posted a meme image showing two characters taking a third on a stretcher, one of which asks “What happened to him?”
The second man replies, “He found out that 550/2 isn’t 225.”
The image quickly went viral, with 105,000 people liking the post on Twitter and many sharing their own confusion on the platform.
Another person on the site asked, “How old were you when you first discovered that 550 divided by 2 isn’t 225?”
Tweets, memes, and Reddit threads around the world share the “bad news,” revealing that some were “years old today” when they realized the true answer to the sharing problem
A second math fan from Pakistan also shared the revelation, calling it a “reality check”.
Elsewhere, a disoriented Panamanian cross-country rider was equally unfazed by the result, writing: “I have breaking news! 550 divided by 2 is not 225.’
One person from Zimbabwe simply proclaimed, “550 divided by 2 should equal 225.”
According to social media site Know Your Meme, the split problem first started baffling users on Vietnamese Facebook pages around 2019.
The numerical chaos has gone viral as Rishi Sunak’s ‘big idea’ of making math compulsory by age 18 was derided as a ‘dead cat’ to distract from the NHS crisis and winter of discontent.
In his first major speech as Prime Minister this afternoon, the Prime Minister pledged to equip children for the “jobs of the future” by tackling the UK’s high number of numbers.
Young people will be forced to take “some form” of math offered either through new courses or existing qualifications such as A-levels, T-levels and core math. For most, the ride will likely involve hands-on skills rather than algebra.
But opposition parties dismissed the initiative as “empty” and an “admission of failure” – while the Tories urged Mr Sunak to focus instead on tackling illegal immigration.
The numerical mess comes as Rishi Sunak’s ‘big idea’ of making math compulsory by the age of 18 was derided as a ‘dead cat’ today. Pictured: The Prime Minister outside Downing Street
In trying to make a virtue of his own privileged education at the elite public school, Winchester College, the Prime Minister is expected to say: “This is personal to me. Every opportunity I had in life began with the education I was so fortunate to receive.
“And that is the most important reason why I went into politics: to offer every child the highest possible standard of education.
“Thanks to the reforms we have introduced since 2010 and the hard work of so many excellent teachers, we have made incredible progress.
“With the right plan – the right commitment to excellence – I see no reason why we can’t compete with the best education systems in the world.”
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