Australian Students Lost It Over This Apparently Tricky 50 Cent Maths Problem

Students in Australia, were left a little stumped after a rather tricky maths question appeared on their further maths exam – report the Huffington Post.

Teens who sat the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) test reportedly either overthought it, or couldn’t handle the trigonometry question, which asked pupils to find out the angle between two 50 cent coins.


Sunshine College teacher Graeme Newman told The Age question was challenging, but fair.

“Most exam questions try to give students a bit of a ‘kick along’ in terms of the way they set up the diagrams. They didn’t do that in this question, they really needed to draw the triangles themselves and work it out from there.”

Unsurprisingly, one or two didn’t quite agree…luckily, some kind hearted soul has uploaded a video on YouTube teaching us all how it’s done. Phew.

If maths sums and equations like these are what get you out of bed in the morning, then take a look through our Maths courses on offer to you and keep stimulating your brain!


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