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This Simple Math Problem Has Baffled 40% Of Young Adults. Can You Solve It?
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This Simple Math Problem Has Baffled 40% Of Young Adults. Can You Solve It?

A particular study revealed that just 60% of adults in Japan, who were between the ages of 20 and 30, were able to solve a specific maths question correctly.

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Growing up, maths was never my favorite subject. But that hasn't dissuaded me from trying my hand at solving simple equations that go viral from time to time. Most would agree when I say that the mathematical equations we solved in school didn't necessarily have any application in our day-to-day life. However, you cannot deny the benefits of this mental exercise that not only helped sharpen our young minds but also kept us alert.

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But those days of participating in mandatory math quizzes are long gone and I have noticed significant atrophy in my maths skills now as compared to the time when I was in high school. Although this fact does not affect me much, it did not sit well with people in Japan when they began noticing a steady decline in the accuracy rate of solving a particular question by different batches of students over the years.