The girl could not cope with mathematics.
10 year old girl from Ohio Lena Draper went to the police to help her solve a problem.
With the police of the city of Marion, she made contact by sending a message in Facebook. “I have trouble with my homework. Could you help me with something?” – she wrote.
It was answered by Lieutenant BJ Gruber. It turned out that the girl can’t decide example: (8+29)*15. Police explained that the numbers are added together in parentheses, and then multiply by 15.
Then the student asked how to deal with a more complex example: (90+27) + (29+15) x 2. Police said that need to add up the sums of the numbers in the parentheses and multiply the result by two.
Screenshots of correspondence published the girl’s mother. Post was shared more than 2,5 thousand users. Some of them drew attention to the mistake of Lieutenant Gruber: in the second example, it was necessary to actually multiply by two the sum of the numbers standing in parentheses to the right, and then to add to the sum of the numbers of left parentheses.
Later, the police said that hoped that the girl needs help from the field of history. “I felt pretty confident in my answers to both questions, and perhaps it worked against me in the second sample,” admitted Gruber.
According to him, the police did not see the difference between what the child appealed to the police for help on the street or on the Internet.
As for the girls, a local newspaper she said that she understands that you can’t always rely on the police when doing homework. But it also has a backup plan. “Then I’ll call the Ghostbusters,” she explained.
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