A young pupil left parents impressed and in stitches after a quick-witted homework answer.
The primary school child had to solve a number of maths problems – and quickly showed they were thinking outside the box with one in particular.
Their Year 5 homework assignment read: “Write a 7-digit number that has the digit 6 in the 10,000s place.”
That would throw many of us, in fairness.
But instead of just leaving the answer blank, the quick-thinking kid scribbled 6,666,666.
The unnamed parent posted it on Reddit – and there were plenty of dazzled people around.
They wrote: “My fourth grader’s math homework. She said, ‘This way I didn’t even need to think about it’.”
The reaction suggests a great career awaits the child.
One wrote: “This kid has a future in testing any kind of systems or software, or else coming up with rules/policy.
“You always want someone who will think in certain ways to try to break things, or else to figure out how to game something in unintended ways.”
Another put: “I’m a teacher and I absolutely love when kids maneuver like this.”
An impressed third person wrote in the comments section: “This kid has either engineer mindset who put efforts as per required outcome and it’s accuracy or a corporate lawyer who can find and exploit loopholes in laws for own benefit.”
The wowed mums and dads weren’t in short supply
“To be honest it’s also a good thing for the younger grade schools to even give open ended questions that give the option for answers like this. Good to give kids a chance to think outside the box and still be right,” another posted.