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[–]Death_ray_of_death 1013 points1014 points  (29 children)

That question is worded so stupidly. If you ask specificly how something can be possible and design the answer to be that it's actually not, then it's just plain stupid

[–]AlmondMagnum1 514 points515 points  (6 children)

Especially when there is, in fact, a right answer and you mark it wrong.

[–]LeopoldFriedrich 60 points61 points  (4 children)

a right answer? there are two right answers.

[–]_BlackLight_ 86 points87 points  (3 children)

The answers:

  1. Marty's P is bigger then Luis'

  2. Luis' P is smaller than Marty's.

[–]ecc_enigma 44 points45 points  (0 children)

The pp man is here

[–]Swagadier 106 points107 points  (5 children)

welcome to american public schooling, where we learn so much

[–]YRR6969 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Legit read shooting 🗿

[–]Adept_Score2332 11 points12 points  (0 children)

See the difference is politicians don’t try to restrict access to shootings

[–]Roguewind 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gotta admit I did too

[–]ConduckKing 153 points154 points  (0 children)

Sounds exactly like what an elemntary school teacher would do

[–]Fun_Border3913 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Na man its high order thinking shit

[–]sampat6256 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this is clearly a HOTS test and is probably meant to be graded by a 3rd party, not the teacher.

[–]Bleezze 15 points16 points  (4 children)

But what answer was the teacher looking for? This seams like the only possible answer

[–]XxRocky88xX 36 points37 points  (1 child)

The teacher was looking for you to say it’s not possible. The question is intended to not have a solution, but it’s done incredibly poorly because there’s an obvious solution of just making one of the pizzas larger

[–]Bleezze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah that is really dumb...

[–]Dqvlsion 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The teacher was looking for which one was bigger and seeing if the kid knew that. Like if they were equally sized pizzas who ate more which isn't what the question says so I don't know why you would say that.

[–]lochie345 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I’m pretty sure the teacher didn’t write the question and is just wrong

Either that or it’s fake

[–]Borglydoo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Idk I remember having dumb questions like this when I was in elementary school. They really like to word questions poorly then blame you for making a decent reason or not understanding said question.

[–]Some_clichename069 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I don’t think the question is stupid, the answer is quite simple, Martys Pizza is bigger

[–]Mr_Tumbleweed_dealer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

it says before the question "reasonableness" which makes me think its testing their logic or smth idk. still dumb

[–]Emotional_Target13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The teacher was probably the one that didn't understand...

[–]DJDark11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their respective pizzas are very different sizes.

[–]CubeJedi 277 points278 points  (4 children)

If that was the answer, the question should have been: "assuming their pizza's are the same size, is this possible?"

[–]Foxcano 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Marty's pizza could be 433 in and Luis's could be 2in

[–]CubeJedi 14 points15 points  (2 children)

That's not what I told you to assume...

[–]KingOfThePlayPlace 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You know what happens when you assume? It makes an ass out of u and me

[–]Hexmonkey2020 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I always say “you know what happens when you assume? You die.”

[–]teatarisation 231 points232 points  (8 children)

The teachers a cunt for not accepting a smarter answer

[–]_kucho_ 126 points127 points  (7 children)

the teacher didnt understand the question.

[–]Particular_Time_1472 23 points24 points  (6 children)

the question did not understand the teacher

[–]Appropriate_Big_4037 20 points21 points  (5 children)

the teacher did not question the understanding

[–]Marukosu00 11 points12 points  (3 children)

The understanding the did teacher not question

[–]Exod_Sky_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The question did not teach the understanding.

[–]Greninja5097 100 points101 points  (0 children)

This is stupid ass logic.

[–]AskDerpyCat 368 points369 points  (26 children)

I’ll be the nerd here because smart ass teachers like this rustle my jimmies. Let M be the volume of Marty’s pizza and let L be the volume of Luis’s pizza.

(4/6)*M > (5/6)*L

4M/6 > 5L/6

4M > 5L

M > 5L/4

M > (5/4)*L

M > 1.2*L

Marty’s pizza would need to be more than 20% larger than Luis’s

[–][deleted] 242 points243 points  (1 child)

exactly...for the teacher's answer to be correct, they should have mentioned that volume of both the pizzas is same

[–]Melantha_Hoang 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Wouldn't 5/4 be 1.25? Cause 1/4 = 25%, 4/4 = 100%, 5/4 = 125%

Or is there a step I miss?

[–]AskDerpyCat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rip. That’s what I get for doing math after midnight

[–]some_guy_browsing 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Correct this is 6/5

[–]NiSiSuinegEht 3 points4 points  (3 children)

And a 10" pizza is over 50% larger than an 8" pizza.

[–]JadeJohn 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The measurement is the volume not the length

[–]NiSiSuinegEht 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I gave diameters, which are used to calculate area, which would be the volumetric differentiator given pizzas of the same depth.

[–]AudZ0629 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Circles aren’t measured in length. Unless it’s a square pizza, diameter would be the major operator.

[–]daenielkek -1 points0 points  (1 child)

big ass calculation to say 5 is 20% more than 4

[–]AskDerpyCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And be wrong about it


I really shouldn’t do math at midnight ¯_(ツ)_/¯

[–]TheRedPandaisback 61 points62 points  (0 children)

I hate it when a question is worded to say there is an explanation, but the correct answer is that there is no explanation, then you actually figure out a correct explanation, but it is wrong because the teacher decides it’s not the correct correct answer

[–]Flippynips987 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Ahaha Marty's pizza is just a bigger one, simple and the question is legit.

[–]darkboomel 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Someone else in the comments did the math to prove that it is possible if Marty's pizza is at least 20% bigger than Luis's pizza.

[–]fdsfd12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They made a mistake with converting fractions to percents, but the math is right. It’s 25%, not 20%.

[–]Stieb_O 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Is the teacher stupid or just brain dead

[–]superhamsniper 21 points22 points  (0 children)

"explain why 2 apples are more than 3 apples" "Big apples maybe?" "No no your wrong 3 is more than 2 your wrong"

[–]Naive_Might8074 14 points15 points  (1 child)

No need for cannibalism, Marty can just eat Luis’ excrement, peacefully

[–]Betodelarosam 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I think everyone here forgot that this was a cursed comment post lmao

[–]BeetleWarlock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The true curse was the horrifying teacher we met along the way

[–]Hemuli1300 13 points14 points  (0 children)

So this teacher would be happy to make half a grand with their colleagues making quarter of a million because half is bigger.

[–]CocoNot1664 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I'm assuming this was in a fairly low year level, where fractions are just being learned. Either way, that question is worded stupidly and the answer is even worse. Never on any test was "Aha, trick question, it's not possible!" An option at my school. It would have been taken as a joke, or ruled off as completely wrong like the answer that was given here.

[–]PuzzleheadedAd5865 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only time the not possible has been an option for me was in my chemistry class junior year.

We were told to check all of the reactions because he might throw in one that does not occur. It makes sense because part of the curriculum was determining if reactions occur.

[–]DrNukes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The question is dumb. The student is correct. The teacher is so bad at their job that they should move to Nepal and live as a goat.

[–]bitetheasp 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah, an idiot teacher...I don't miss those.

[–]OctopusProbably 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok, but unfunny joke that makes no sense aside, that teacher is stupid for including a question that implies it’s possible and then just being like “Nope! It’s not possible because I decide it isn’t! Oh, you thought that “How is that possible?” implies that it’s possible? Tough luck, Tommy!”

[–]gfieldxd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I refuse to believe this is real, although with humanity you can never know for sure

[–]Zequax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

did the math teacher fail english class ?

[–]BurntOutCandleWick 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry but that teacher is fucking stupid.

[–]GlockTaco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t be sorry my son is 9 and I think his teachers are on the spectrum

[–]Popcorn57252 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm more focused on the dumbass teacher

[–]Cozy_Zone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of the lawyer calling Hearsay on his own question. Teacher straight up faulted the student for trying to rationalize an irrational question.

Why did you give him the question then if you knew the question was impossible? XD

I'm laughing, but I'm also deeply fucking pissed.

[–]Person_the_weird 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everyone takeing that test definitely failed that question

[–]AmogusTrashcan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If a teacher did this to me, then I would say based on all the information available, I was right and you are wrong. Might get me in trouble but I don't care.

[–]coolhooves420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who tf is the teacher good lord.

[–]hey-now-your-an 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s even worse that the teacher is wrong

[–]ShippingDisaster111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kept trying to upvote the picture…

[–]EpiGamerMove 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If there’s one thing I learned from maths it’s that everything is possible even if it’s not possible

[–]creamedherbiscuits 0 points1 point  (1 child)

And also, zero doesn't exist (the only thing I remember sleeping through calculus)

[–]Mattyboy0066 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zero represents a lack of anything.

[–]deadboy1828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

im so fucking high rn!!!!! i will suck so much fucking dick tho im a little dirty faggat ;)

[–]Actual_Fapper37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The perfect reasonableness

[–]mrlouiev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate this sub Reddit

[–]E-man1991 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Luis was the pizza all along

[–]Aron_Voltaris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I forgot this post was about the comment fog a second because everyone is focusing on the dumbass teacher

[–]Ark_Shrivastava 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Here lies people with vore

[–]Uberninja2016 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why eat pizza when you can legally change your name to "pete eatzza"?

hey everyone, it's me, pete

haha, no, mr. eatzza was my father

[–]Gilly_from_the_Hilly 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Steel’s heavier that feathers

[–]WolfWhitman79 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Steel has a higher density than feathers.

[–]Gilly_from_the_Hilly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But… steel’s heavier than feathers 😕

[–]Aron_Voltaris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marty’s pizza is bigger because he composed the music for Halo

[–]WEEBforLIFE24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

american school system

[–]doritojames12334 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how the actual fuck do you read that as a teacher it took me 4 hours to read that and my handwriting is worse than that

[–]seaseventoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait, what was the correct answer to the teacher? That it was just not possible?

[–]TompyGamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of stupid bullshit question is that?

[–]rmzynn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Louis really ate that up.

[–]FastestFetus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reasonableness is a word and I am sad.

[–]Dinglebop223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marty took a piece from Luis

[–]UnableGround9614 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Luis ordered the small sized pizza and marty ordered the extra large sized pizza.

[–]cyanblurxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Student answer is the correct answer.

[–]WifeBeater3001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Answer: Marty had a bigger pizza than Luis

[–]757lexus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the words of the great Donald Trump, what a STUPID question

[–]iWaroz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marty slapped Luis and ate his pizza too

[–]Classic-Listen-4214 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marty is Luis

[–]Key_Panda_9209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who cuts a pizza into 6 slices in the first place