The Math Question that’s breaking the Internet

Much like the ‘what color is this dress’ dilemma, a math question for students at a Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad contest has the attention of the online world.

Hello Singapore” TV host Kenneth Kong posted the math riddle on Facebook, which went viral across that country, showed up on Reddit and has its own hashtag on Twitter #cherylsbirthday

Here’s the mind-boggling question:

math question

If, after trying to solve it, your brain hurts, see the answer posted by the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads.

Good luck!

P.S. I could not figure it out

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Sue Romero has been doing news and traffic on the radio in Seattle since 1994. She is originally from southeast Alaska and moved to Seattle to go to the University of Washington. After graduating, she started her radio career in Houston, Texas, but moved back to Seattle because she missed the trees, hills, water and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While she was in Texas, Sue danced on the NBA Houston Rockets Dance Team and still regularly takes dance in Seattle. She even attended a Seattle Sea Gals workshop, just for fun! Sue loves movies -- especially sci-fi!