The response was shared on Reddit and has subsequently been shared widely across the internet. Myrah was asked to write an equation for six scenarios, a post on Reddit shared. “Jane has 12 crayons and Kim has 7 crayons. How many more crayons does Susan have than Kim?” the girl – known only as Myrah – was asked as part of her homework assignment.
Her response has been praised as legendary.
“Who’s Susan?” she asked.
“Myrah is going places,” one Redditor wrote cheekily, while a second praised Myrah over her no nonsense response.
Another had a different theory, saying: “‘Maybe it’s a reading comprehension test disguised as a math test.”
And Redditors spotted mistakes in the other questions too.
The first question asked: “There are 8 birds on a branch. There are 3 birds on another branch. How many birds are there in the tree?”
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And she correctly replied: “8 + 3 = 11.”
But one Reddit user asked: “Also #1. How do we know those 2 branches are part of the same tree?”
“There are 8 fish in the post. 7 fish swam away. How many are left in the pond?” another question (question 3) asked.
Another Reddit user said: “I’ve got a problem with #3 too. Even if fish swim away in a pond… they’re still in the pond.”