Today’s parents struggle to help their kids with their math problems because the children who are educated in the system today are better equipped than their parents. While a few decades ago, the education system focused on providing a very generic overview of mathematics with little focus on the application, today’s children understand the use very well and can solve complex and simple mathematics because they can think independently and come up with creative answers. Mathematical problems that have been making the rounds on the social media websites and messaging platforms are challenging to adults and children seem to get the answers faster than the adults do. These problems have stemmed some much-deserved controversy from the education departments in different countries and have even gone as far as revamping the system to provide a better system when it is in shortage. Some of these problems are very simple and just packaged differently. Finding the solution to these problems is easy if you can use the application to solve them and to break them down to smaller factors to solve quickly.

## Fractions

One of the easiest subjects in mathematics that parents were able to nail at a time was fractions for the ease the problems, and the concept was presented. However, this problem that has been circulating the internet seems simple but involves some application to understand and solve. A colored triangle inside a square was a simple fractions problem that anyone thought they could answer. People who attempted to solve the problem we’re supposed to determine how much of the square was shaded. Using the concept of similar triangles and then learning the answer what many people thought it was ¼ is an easy 1/3 as the answer.

## Parents Need Help

An eight-year-old child’s parent was unable to solve a problem, and the parents posted it on the internet. The question involves three lighthouses. The first light shone for 3 secs and then went off for 3 secs. The second light shone for 4 secs and went off for 4 secs. The third light shone for 5 secs and went off for 5 secs. When all the three lights have turned on at the same time, the question is when they would be off at the same time and when will all the three lights come on at the same time again. The answer is a puzzle that only one was able to find the solution to. Figuring out the intervals of the time of the answer to the first question is five seconds and the second question’s answer is 120 minutes. Do the math!

## Ice Cream Variables

An artist called Gregely Dudas came up with the problem that involved four mathematical equations. The problem consisted of adding ice cream cones or multiplying them to come up with the answers for the four problems. To be able to find the solution to the puzzles, the solver should be able to figure out the number of the empty ice cream come, white ice creams and pink ice cream values. A tricky and a very neat puzzle that garnered much attention from societies.