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No One Can Pass This Basic Math Test From 1954

No One Can Pass This Basic Math Test From 1954

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In math, you're either right or you're wrong. Right?

In math, you're either right or you're wrong. Right?

25% of 1,000 = ?

Which is equal to a quarter of its square?

41.1 - 40.3 = ?

100 x ½ = ?

19 x 19 = ?

24 ÷ 6 (8 – 4) = ?

What are the dimensions of a square whose perimeter and area are equal in value?

½ of ½ of ½ of ½ of 128 = ?

1000 x 1000 = ?

9 - 9 ÷ 9 + 9 - 9 ÷ 9 = ?

What is the square root of 225?

1110/10 = ?

½ ÷ ½ = ?

12 + 12 (12 – 12) = ?

120% = ?

NAILED IT!

NAILED IT!

**You sure know your addition from your subtraction:) We gave this basic math test from 1954 to 300 students and only 4% passed it.****You think logically about mathematics. You visualize patterns, you make predictions, and you can come up with different ways to approach any given problem. ****Being good at math gives you an advantage in life, and like most mathematicians you’re willing to take risks because you’re not intimidated by the unknown.****Amazing! You keep this up!**

FAILED!

FAILED!

**You totally blew it, but don’t worry too much about it. We gave this basic math test from 1954 to 300 students and only 4% passed.****Most pioneering scientists failed in high school. Use your logic and double-check your work, and who knows… you might be on your way to becoming a ground-breaking mathematician!**