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But the correct way to solve the problem is to think of the two transactions as separate: -60 + 70 = 10 and -80 + 90 = 10. SEE ALSO: This Chinese math question for 5th graders is stumping adults across the internet — see if you can figure it out.

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**Author Ed Southall of Solve My Maths shared a math problem on Twitter asking people to figure out what fraction of a square is shaded pink.****Twitter users struggled to figure it out, but some got it right.**

Yet another viral math equation is taking over Twitter, with many users struggling to figure out how to make sense of it.

Ed Southall, author of "Geometry Snacks," shared a photo of a pink triangle inside of a square and challenged people to figure out how much of the square is shaded pink.

What fraction is shaded? pic.twitter.com/f4kAjoX4C7

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— Ed Southall (@solvemymaths) April 23, 2018This first grade maths problem has the internet stumped 0:48. Sharing the conundrum online, mathematician Ed Southall, from the University of Huddersfield, shared a picture of a pink triangle inside a square, along with the question: “What fraction is shaded?”

Math may not be your forté, but even the lowest grade mathematician could figure out this easy problem . Yet the internet is still baffled.

### Some people gave up immediately.

That pink shaded region is

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Pink is so 2017.

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