Answer: 42.5 Small Dogs
Those who attempted to solve the question couldn’t agree on a single answer, but the most common was 36 small dogs.
“Wouldn’t [it] be 49 dogs – 36 small dogs? That make [sic] 13 large dogs. So 13 large dogs + 36 small dogs = 49 dogs together. So the answer is 36,” one user commented on the Facebook post, Popsugar reports. “It’s a trick question lol, right?”
While the answer seems logical, it’s incorrect. Other moms suggested that oddly enough there may be half a dog involved in the answer.
“49-36=13. 13/2=6.5. 36+6.5=42.5. That’s how I did it in my head. Is that the right way to do it? Lol I haven’t done math like this since I was in school!” one mom wrote.
Despite it being impossible to have half of a dog compete in a dog show, 42.5 is actually the right answer. And the teacher who assigned the difficult question even confirmed that it’s 42.5.
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