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Here’s What Happens When A Bunch Of Adults Try To Do Fifth-Grade Math

And this is why God invented the calculator.

1. This is the fifth-grade level math quiz we gave the editorial staff of BuzzFeed. Do it yourself first and see how you stacked against us.

5. Some people gave a valiant effort but got defeated by big numbers with decimals.

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6. Others were just trying to recall basic multiplication.

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Pretty sure you’re supposed to multiply each digit and line them up in a special order and add them all up. BUT WHERE DOES THE DECIMAL GO?!

7. And fractions. Fucking fractions.

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8. Some folks pulled out their elementary math skills on the spot like they’ve been preparing for this moment their entire lives.

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9. Others never quite learned, and they panicked.

10. Like, really panicked.

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Long division…………wut. Here’s a picture of a dog.

11. :’(

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12. This “college graduate” couldn’t come up with correct answers, but made a very important conclusion.

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“This is why god made calculators.”

13. Other people just had excuses.

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Wellp, he certainly went to art school `\_( ‘-’ )_/`

14. “I was sick this day in fifth grade, sorry.”

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15. Luckily, some people proved fifth grade wasn’t put to waste.

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16. One staffer restored our faith in mathmanity and got them all right! Check your answers against theirs.

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17. Our class average: 50.4%


AKA we would barely pass fifth-grade math today.

18. Share your answers below! Remember, no cheating.

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