Some Scottish students felt the National 5 Maths Exam was too difficult, particularly this tricky umbrella question. The test is not yet released, so I have re-constructed the problem as best as I could from accounts of the exam. Here is the problem: “Can an umbrella 85 cm long fit diagonally inside a locker with length 40 cm, width 40 cm, and height 70 cm?”
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Source: The Scottish Sun
Thanks to Max Krass finding a mistake in the early access version:
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