We’ve all been in that situation where you’re helping a child and/or teenager with their homework, with a sense of smugness and a sufficiently patronising tone, when something… happens.
It turns out you don’t… you don’t know the answer.
Maybe you graduated high school. Maybe you went to university. Maybe you have a Masters degree. But this goddamn question is so goddamn hard there is no logical solution.
Mum Dusty Sappington found herself in this exact situation recently, when her eight-year-old daughter Izzy asked for help with her maths homework.
Except, um, Dusty didn't know the answer. At all.
She posted the problem to Reddit in an attempt to get an answer, but after hundreds and hundreds of comments, no one could come to a general consensus.
Here's the question: