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Can adults do 5th grade math? (VIDEO)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the classroom. Can you solve these equations meant for 5th graders?


I hate math. I know, I know, that makes me a terrible role model. I should love talking division, subtraction, fractions and geometry. But I just don’t. The closest I ever get to using a lot of the math I learned (or tried to learn) in school is when I figure out the tip when I go out to eat. Even then, I’ve usually got a friend or an app for that. Buzzfeed put some of their intrepid team to the test to see if, as adults, they could do the math expected of them as a child.

The hilarious answer is: sort of. While it’s a mixed bag as to what they get right and what they get wrong, one irrefutable fact remains, it’s reallllly funny to watch them all try and figure it out. One thing is for sure, it definitely gives you a whole other level of respect for those tiny kids and their giant math-filled backpacks.

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