Viral Math Problem

Parents against Primary Testing

Can you figure out this 2nd-grade math problem that's stumping the entire Internet? Louise Bloxham from England tweeted the above photo of a math problem with the caption, "Have you seen this one? Year 2!!" After trying to solve the problem themselves, many on Twitter agree with Bloxham, stating it's too complicated for six and seven-year-olds. Twitter has been coming up with all sorts of answers, many arguing the answer is 46, and others claiming it to be 65.

Still, many users haven't arrived at those answers at all, coming up with hilarious theories to explain why. Some are convinced it is a trick question while others are entirely stumped. Huffington Post UK says the photo was picked up by the Parents Against Primary Testing Facebook page. They stated the "published answer" for the problem was 65, but the Internet doesn't seem convinced. Take a look at the posts below and see if you agree with any of their logic. If you can come up with an answer to the problem that is even stumping parents, be sure to explain your process in the comments!

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