Absolute priceless classic!
One of my 11+ students was tackling the following maths question today:
Dad shares out a sum of money between his three sons.
The eldest son, Harry, receives 37.5% of the total sum of money.
Freddie, the middle son, receives one quarter of the total sum of money.
The youngest son, Aaron, receives the remainder.
If Aaron receives £75, how much money does Harry receive?
‘Simple! £75’ Answers the student instantaneously.
‘How did you work the answer out so quickly’, I ask
‘Because parents always treat their children the same when they are giving them money’, came the answer!
Luckily she was correct with the answer!
Another insight into the mind of a 10 year old!