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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.

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.

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

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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?!

And fractions. Fucking fractions.

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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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Others never quite learned, and they panicked.

Like, really panicked.

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Long division............wut. Here's a picture of a dog.

:'(

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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."

Other people just had excuses.

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

"I was sick this day in fifth grade, sorry."

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

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

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Our class average: 50.4%

AKA we would barely pass fifth-grade math today.

Share your answers below! Remember, no cheating.

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