# Can You Solve This Math Problem That Has Baffled Aussie High School Students?

Many times students come across a particularly clever Maths question in their exams and most of them get it wrong. Soon enough, the examiner and the question become a topic of debate among the masses. I am sure this happened many times in the past and now the subject is here to haunt the poor students again as an Australian high school paper presented a problem that seems simple enough, but became a source of debate around the internet. Here is the question:

Although we engineers can solve this problem in an instant, it is funny to see how dumb the rest of the world is, especially non-technical people. Hell, I could do this problem back in my junior high school and people can’t even do it now. If most of the students can’t pass this maths test than they shouldn’t be clearing high school at all.

One student allegedly posted ” F@#@ you 50 cent. I never liked your music anyway”. Naturally many people have taken to twitter to slam students who couldn’t do it, raising questions about the effectiveness of our education system.

1. Don Lance says:

The question was pertaining to the angle drawn with two lines in the coin. Not the angle between the coins.

*sighs*

2. viswesh says:

Between the two coins, with edges meeting the angle is 60
Angle in the triangles are 30 75 75
360-(75+75+75+75) = 60

3. Abbas says:

60, just measure it with protractor, in case if you find calculation difficult

4. Eliseo Gutiérrez González says:

30º as Salahuddin Ahmed explained correctly… the circle is 360º you have 12 sides of same lenght so 360/12 = 30º 12 slices as he said.

5. Jel Runkle says:

30

6. Salahuddin Ahmed says:

A circle means 360 degree angle, as we know. A 50 cent coin(can be imagined as a circle) has 12 sides, as shown in the figure, which means it has 12 angular slices.
So the angle, X, can be calculated as 360/12 = 30 degree.

7. Steven says:

60;60;60. So 60

1. Swee says:

it’s 60 brother

2. Richard says:

Equilateral triangle, 60deg

3. Tahmid says:

Umm… no. The answer is 60. All exterior angles on any shape have the sum of 360 degrees. 360/12 = 30, 30*2 = 60

4. user1 says:

pretty sure it’s 60 pal

5. That Guy says:

60…

6. Joel says:

As a twelfth-year high school student that the answer I came up with(which also happens to be correct) is D) 60.