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# The problem of 5 cakes divided by 4 people, the student gave the answer and was praised by netizens – Young people

Friday, May 20, 2022 07:00 AM (GMT+7)

## The answer was completely different from the majority of boys, causing the teacher to be moved and shed tears in class.

Mathematics is a science of numbers, the results of calculations, problems can only be true or false. However, in many cases, even though the result is correct, it is still not accepted because of the incorrect application of the rules, laws, theorems… of this subject. Because this subject also requires students’ logical thinking ability.

Recently, the story of a Chinese elementary school math teacher is becoming the focus of attention of the online community. Specifically, the teacher gave a problem to the students: “Mom went to the market to buy 5 cakes for 4 children. Ask how to divide it fairly and reasonably?”.

This problem can be solved in two ways:

– Each mother cake is divided into 4 equal parts.

– The mother divided each child 1 cake. The last one will be divided into 4 parts and continue to be divided equally among 4 children.

Most of the students followed these 2 solutions and got a perfect score. However, there was only one question that the student had a completely different answer. The boy wrote: “You can share one cake with your mother”.

Although the answer was somewhat “non-math”, it made the teacher extremely touched and shed tears in class. Many people believe that, although the answer is not correct, this boy knew how to apply his circumstances and gave birth to a very reasonable answer.