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# Calories

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better not mention them in case you upset someone:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2019/jun/12/counting-calories-in-a-maths-test-the-exam-board-should-be-ashamed

"This week, students sitting a GCSE maths exam were asked the question: “There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast.”

Some students had to leave the exam. They were right to do so, because when you suffer from an eating disorder, this is not a maths exercise – it is your life. "

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edited June 2019
That's literally and figuratively bananas.
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skotty said:
better not mention them in case you upset someone:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2019/jun/12/counting-calories-in-a-maths-test-the-exam-board-should-be-ashamed

"This week, students sitting a GCSE maths exam were asked the question: “There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast.”

Some students had to leave the exam. They were right to do so, because when you suffer from an eating disorder, this is not a maths exercise – it is your life. "

They left the room because the question made them feel hungry. It's a serious matter, who knows when hunger may strike?

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edited August 2019
2308 said:

A sign of the times that it's Priti, not Susan.

Only you could ignore the absurdity of the reaction to the exam question and focus on the Asian forename, Colin.
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2308 said:

When they re-use the question in 5 years' time I expect it will be chicken tikka masala and naan bread.

None of your yoghurt and banana rubbish.

Yoghurt originated in Turkey, and bananas come from the South Pacific or South East Asia. Traditional British foodstuffs.
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