Life is what you make it, and perhaps, it’s how you look at it, too. The same could be for a math puzzle – often there is more than one solution. Of course, when we’re young, we see the world as black and white.
And similar notions are often crammed down our throats, too, for such subjects as math and science.
But the truth is, the answer is only black and white if everyone agrees on the approach. And that doesn’t always happen.
It’s like the old elephant allegory. If a handful of people stand in a dark room with an elephant, and each describes what the elephant feels like, depending on where they stand, they will reach different conclusions. The person in front of the trunk says long, the person by the tail says thin, and the person by the side says flat and wrinkly.
So, on the topic of interpretation, how would you solve the following viral math problem?
Did you figure it out? Which of the two solutions below did you find?
CHECK ON “PAGE 2” FOR THE TWO SOLUTIONS: