Look at this stupid maths question on Kidblog

(56 Posts)
catinb00tz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:06:59

How ridiculous is that? Or am I being stupid?

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ShetlandWife Fri 08-Jan-21 13:09:40

Omg! That's really poor.

NelliesWellies Fri 08-Jan-21 13:11:09

2/3 surely?

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 08-Jan-21 13:11:54

I don’t understand the issue? Isn’t it just 2/3?

AppleKatie Fri 08-Jan-21 13:12:35


wlaiabdh Fri 08-Jan-21 13:13:08

Because it's too hard? What age is it aimed at?

wowfudge Fri 08-Jan-21 13:13:18

The decimal should be 0.7? Is that right? Doubting myself now.


catinb00tz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:13:40

66.6% and 0.6 are not the same.

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JewelTheft Fri 08-Jan-21 13:13:47

I dont see it either, last one 2/3, although the decimal should be 0.66 I guess

LaceyBetty Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:19

The decimal in the last one is wrong.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:30

It’s not 0.6 though, it’s 0.6 reoccurring, ie 0.66666666 etc

ShetlandWife Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:32

Ooh I've just learned something. The dot above the 6 means the number repeats forever. So it makes sense!

catinb00tz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:37

66.6% is 2/3 but 0.6 is the equivalent of 60% which would be 3/5

(I think grin)

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Purplethrow Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:46

3/5 , I don’t know why the boxes are all over the place though

wowfudge Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:46

No - there's nothing wrong with it. The dot over the 6 in 0.6 signifies it's a recurring decimal.

Respectabitch Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:46

The dot over the six indicates that it is repeated indefinitely.

It's a perfectly fine and accurate problem.

WannabeMathematician Fri 08-Jan-21 13:14:56


What age is it aimed at?

BadTattoosAndSmellLikeBooze Fri 08-Jan-21 13:15:20

66.6% and 0.6 are not the same.

confused There’s a recurring sign though so it’s correct

Autumn101 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:15:24

But there’s a dot above the 0.6 to indicate recurring surely?? So it’s 0.6666666 infinitely.......

catinb00tz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:15:25

Oh well that teaches me to not wear my glasses. Didn't see the dot blush

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SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 08-Jan-21 13:15:50

Admittedly you have to know that that’s what the dot means, I don’t know what age this is aimed at or whether that’s something they would be expected to know

LaceyBetty Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:00

Ah. Didn't notice the dot.

TooManyButtons Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:12

The dot above the 6 in 0.6 means recurring, so it's 0.666666...

BadTattoosAndSmellLikeBooze Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:12

You’re incorrect. The question is correct.

catinb00tz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:37

I don't think DS10 knew what the dot meant. He didn't mention it and I couldn't see it 🤣

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