True or False? £100 more than £83 is the same is £1 less than £184?

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Found 4th Dec 2016
Math homework incorrectly marked.

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true..

Original Poster

Yet my son teacher has marked it as incorrect.

Another one: 10 more than 50 is less than 40. My son false, yet it's marked incorrect!

Something just doesn't add up..

£100 more than £83 is £17, perhaps that's how to look at it?

Confusing question though.

100 more than 83 is 183. One less than 184 is 183, so true.

Hang on I'll just ask Carol

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Way i read it, £100 more than £83 would be MORE than £183, and £1 less than £184 is £183, so answer is false

considering the entire question revolves around its intricate wording, either you or the original setter have made a fatal error in it.
also please note it is mathS and not math. you reside in the wrong boston to be using that term

both are correct, but maybe the question you misunderstood?

That's exactly how to look at it. If you want to look at it completely wrong.

Even teachers make mistakes sometimes guys!!!!!

But yeah (s)he is wrong here

​to much saved by the bell as a nipper!

athunder

Way i read it, £100 more than £83 would be MORE than £183, and £1 less tha … Way i read it, £100 more than £83 would be MORE than £183, and £1 less than £184 is £183, so answer is false



​What? You're reading it wrong then.

deiseaj

Even teachers make mistakes sometimes guys!!!!!But yeah (s)he is wrong … Even teachers make mistakes sometimes guys!!!!!But yeah (s)he is wrong here



Kill em!




jk

Surely if the teacher has marked it as incorrect, they need to explain why, otherwise how is anyone going to learn. I would say your son is correct on both counts, maths is about maths, not sneaky misleading questions

semantics....can be argued all day long. Teacher is incorrect and should be told so

mikey_d

Surely if the teacher has marked it as incorrect, they need to explain … Surely if the teacher has marked it as incorrect, they need to explain why, otherwise how is anyone going to learn. I would say your son is correct on both counts, maths is about maths, not sneaky misleading questions


^^this^^
Teacher needs to explain - how else will your son (or anyone else) learn

Sorry might seem a bit harsh for some but I would be contacting the school head and asking for an appointment to discuss the p**** poor education

Banned

your son is right!

Banned

I doubt your son's teacher marked it, mostly it's TAs who mark it.
sometimes kids have to mark their own or pass the book around the table and other kids have to mark it while the teacher says the correct answers.
seen it all and done it all !

Teacher is correct

100 is more then 83 it doesn't say add

Are the questions actually worded like that or are they mathematical statements using the mathematical signs (eg. =). This may make a difference. Would be easier if you posted an actual picture of the question.

Eg.

100>83=1<84 true or false?
Edited by: "t_kaay" 4th Dec 2016
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