Internet can be one interesting space for all. Every day we come across various types of content that keep us hooked on to our social media handles for hours. From funny memes to witty tweets and viral videos - you get it all on the internet. At times, we also run into some 'sweet and simple' posts, pictures and videos that instantly invoke nostalgia. For instance, a simple picture of raw mango slices, with salt and red chilli sprinkled on it, takes us back to those hot summer days of childhood in no time. Recently, we came across one such tweet that took us back to the school days and our math lessons. How, you ask?
While scrolling our Twitter handle, we stopped by a post tweeted by the handle @skayeterboy. It read, "My dad bought 15 mangoes and didn't tell my mom so she bought 10 mangoes and now we are the people from the math problems." Doesn't this remind you of those problem sums from the math book? We could completely relate to it.
my dad bought 15 mangoes and didn't tell my mom so she bought 10 mangoes and now we are the people from the math problems— sally (@skayeterboy) May 7, 2021
The tweet went viral on Twitter in no time. It has garnered more than 262k likes, 26.2k retweets and more than 500 interesting comments since the day it was posted.
"Plant a couple seeds and grow mango trees. problem solved," wrote one. Another comment read, "Pretty too simple to solve though... at the end there's no mangoes, because they were all eaten!"
"To complete the story, your family only eats 5/8 of a mango each at one time and needs to invite x friends over to have 75% of the mangoes eaten by the end of the week (not specifying Friday or Saturday). And toss in that your dad also bought a dozen eggs for extra information," read the third comment.
Another person made a problem sum out of the tweet and commented, "Example 1: If Dad buys 5 more mangos than Mom and together they bought 25 mangoes, how many mangoes did they each buy? Example 2: If Dad buys one and a half times as many mangoes as Mom and together they bought 25 mangoes, how many mangoes did they each buy?"
Did this tweet remind you of those tricky math problem sums? Let us know ih the comments below.
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