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Topic: That impossible 'maths' question...
Posted by: Anuj Gupta
Date/Time: 05/06/15 14:06:00

The Guardian labeled it a 'scary looking equation'. The Telegraph did one better and called it the 'impossible' maths question.

So what exactly was the problem? Solve n^2 - n - 90 = 0.

If two of this country's leading broadsheets feel that this maths 'problem' is beyond capacity of GSCE students, then small wonder that we're on the fast lane to intellectual dystopia.

We are in serious trouble and no one seems to be talking about it.


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That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:06:00 Anuj Gupta
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:41:00 Janet Norman
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:46:00 Andy Rooney
      Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:56:00 Andy Rooney
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:09:00 Barry Jacques
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:13:00 Andy Rooney
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:16:00 bobby osborne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:20:00 Andy Rooney
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:28:00 Barry Jacques
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:21:00 Barry Jacques
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:41:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:57:00 Barry Jacques
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:58:00 Barry Jacques
      Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:51:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:04:00 Andy Rooney
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:06:00 Barry Jacques
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:04:00 Barry Jacques
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:53:00 Jim Meddings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:32:00 Barry Jacques
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:09:00 David Noades
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:15:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:21:00 Barry Jacques
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:44:00 David Noades
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:48:00 Anuj Gupta
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:51:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:00:00 Micki Hawkes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:57:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:58:00 Barry Jacques
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:10:00 Peter Evans
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 13:01:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:26:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:10:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:22:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:27:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:30:00 Anuj Gupta
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:37:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:49:00 Barry Jacques
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 19:09:00 bobby osborne
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 20:08:00 Anne England
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 22:57:00 Al Webber
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 09:46:00 David Turner
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 09:29:00 Anuj Gupta
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 09:39:00 Will Watson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:01:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:05:00 Barry Jacques
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 14:03:00 Anne England
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 15:43:00 Anuj Gupta
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 15:52:00 Peter Evans
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:14:00 Barry Jacques

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