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19.11.2013 | 自嘆不如

[Volume 8 Issue 11, #1822]
朋友傳咗呢一個考題screenshot過我, 係香港某學校小一學生嘅試題.. 起初我都唔係好明題目, 詳細睇過幾次之後, 先知道要搵出紅色圈圈代表什麼關係, 再搵出最後一行嘅答案.. 由最初嘅唔明到後來嘅唔識, 我真係唔知答案係咩?? 重申多一次, 呢一個係小一學生嘅試題!! 嘩.. 可能我自己真係咁蠢啦, 或者你已經一眼睇得出個答案, 不過我真係覺得呢條問題, 對於一個六歲小朋友(香港係六歲入小學, 同我哋嘅七歲唔同)嚟講係太深喇.. 又或者家下啲小朋友係比較聰明嘅, 我哋大人自己嘅呢一套準則已經過晒時?? 我記得我以前小一都係開始由一數到十咋噃, 家下佢哋竟然需要咁邏輯地思考, 囧!! 我一定喺小朋友面前獻醜喇, 呵呵!! 話是話, 我其實都有發覺到現時啲小朋友, 有好多嘢要學, 而且仲係比較有深度嘅.. 各位, 尤其有小朋友嘅家長們, 你哋覺得如何?? 你哋啲子女是否去到呢個程度呢??
a friend sent me this screenshot of a test question, it was meant for the primary one students of a school in HK.. i don't quite understand the question at first but scrutinizing it further, it's actually requiring us to find out the answer for the last row after analyzing what the red circles represent.. from confused to totally blank, i really had no idea how to solve this, and mind you, i stress once again, it's for the primary one students!! OMG.. maybe it's just me being dumb and you already knew the answer right away, but i personally find this way too advanced for a 6 year-old kid (kids in HK go to primary school at 6 and not 7 in our case).. or perhaps kids are getting a lot smarter nowadays and our own sets of standards are already obsolete?? i remember we only started to count 1 to 10 during primary one, but now they are required to resolve question that demands for logical thinking, gasp!! i would be embarrassed in front of the kids who solved this, hehe!! talking about this, yeah, i do realize kids nowadays have more things to learn and knowledge taught tend to be more advanced.. parents with kids especially, what do you think?? are your kids being tested at this level??
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    1. oh still morning in Sydney when you commented??

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  2. Gosh this is not a good way to start the morning. My head is aching! hahaha

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    1. nah, not asking my readers to solve that question, the answer is provided right away.. just on how tough this would be for the primary one students :)

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  3. Morning.. Eh, you accidentally published then revert back to draft izzit? Coz yesterday couldn't view your post padahal stated it was already published..

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    1. What the ????
      I don't even get the first line, thus, I click on your "show answer" and............... I choked on my own saliva looking at the formula..

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    2. Nowadays kids here start going to school at age 2 !!

      There's:
      Playschool at age 2 & 3 & 4..
      Preschool at age 5 & 6
      Enrichment classes from age 3 onwards
      Then there's this Waldorf, Montessori, Sichida thingy..

      Then, there are private school, international school, home school...

      Ok, you think kids from the above can solve your maths equation mou?

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    3. I am still looking at the equations, and even after peeping at your answers and the working, I am still ..............

      I don't want to sound like a dumb blonde here, but really.. what the.....

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    4. I saw your post yesterday cause once click publish, it would automatically appear on feedly!!! =]

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    5. i always pre-write my posts and schedule them to be published later.. but yesterday i have forgotten to set the date, so it got published immediately.. oooopsss!! a sneak preview huh?? :p

      aiyoh, never even want to think and straight away look at the answer, so lazy lah.. but i am impressed with that list you have given above!! the kids nowadays really need to start learning at very young age, and lots of things for them to learn and to pick up.. so pressured huh?? hehe

      aiyoh, you are blonde meh?? no woh, you look 100% asian to me lah~~ :D

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    6. good evening Louiz

      I also saw it the night before also but when click tarak such post. Me always ter publish like that too. ahem so this one kira soalan bocor or not? :p

      err...me langsung tarak attempt to answer the question. pakai hentanm and click at the answer LOL....adui so complicated ka> me pengsan twice leh

      But I guess like what Louiz said, now kids 2 years old already gone play school. when they go standard 1 they are expected to know plus minus and divide already.


      moreover HK is super competitive leh. sure la they expected to be very advance in math

      ask me to answer i also dont know how to answer lor

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  4. Good grief!!! I almost failed Maths in Senior Cambridge, ALMOST! So don't ask me.

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    1. What happened yesterday? I thought you had an update in the evening? Clicked wrongly and published by accident eh? Hehehehehehe!!!! Happens to me sometimes too!

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    2. you almost failed?? haha, how can you?? english teacher not good at maths huh?? hehe.. yalah, accidentally published the post because i have forgotten to set the date, hehe.. ah, seems everyone noticed that huh?? :p

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    3. almost failed in math only but not failed kira good la.

      eh if am not mistaken there is a study some where that says if one is good in math one will not be good in language and vice versa. It gotta do with our left and right brain leh

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    1. Thought i saw this being publish yesterday, but come in, nothing...

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    2. Left school many years liao.... Mind not so active liao...

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    3. i usually write my posts in advanced and published them later.. but yesterday accidentally published because i have forgotten to set the date, hehe..

      how can?? you must always "maintain" your brain and mind mah :p

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  6. Selamat Pagi Semua Sekalian. Apa dei? What a tough Maths formula to crack my head so early?? My eyes went big in disbelief that the HKG kids are too smart at Primary One. Could there be a mistake that it should be for Secondary One?

    The folks there are very good at calculations and some are damn calculative too. My ex HKG boss was a good idiot who counted my working time by the minutes! I hated him so much and thanked him too for showing me that in this world there are such horrid bosses with horrendous treatments on the slaves like me. I am glad I could leave the past behind and move on.

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    1. Saw those soalan bocor yesterday dy, when SK blog icon got updated in my blog list but still have no idea what it is or how to solve it. LOL

      wait. I go ask my son la, later. Keke

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    2. I suspect SK purposely created this sneak preview like a blog's teaser ad to get you guys talking!!!! It is like a sexy Suzie Wong with a Cheongsam slit to lure the Ah Peks! Muahahahaha

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    3. hahaha, everyone noticed that!! i accidentally published because i have forgotten to set the date and time yesterday when i pre-write this post, haha!! looks like this once-in-a-while sneak preview is kind of nice huh, but Anay's description is kind of outdated lah.. Suzie Wong?? probably Miley Cyrus now, hahahaha!! but seems no comments today leh, everyone peeked already and not coming back~~ :D

      hahaha, maybe they were being trained to be so good in calculation since early stage.. and the better they are in calculation, the more calculative they are~~ :D

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    4. Eh how many times u need to repeat to explain heh.. hehehehe.. like tape recorder..

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    5. abuthen?? hahaha.. it's either i don't reply at all, or if i reply i'll make sure it's clear to everyone and i reply with sincerity and with heart mah.. correct?? hehe.. now since you said like that, perhaps i should hold a press conference?? haha :D

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    6. HK life is very competative la. From young they were train to count $$. if tarak good in study then they wont get into good school and wont get good job leh.

      some parents pressure their kids to study till gila and the parents themselves also gila

      hahah ah boy can cut and paste his reply to every thread in this post jor :p

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  7. Whoever created the above has very innovative and creative mind with numbers! I clicked the answers and found it tricky la! I never could have guessed it correct no matter how hard I tried. Later I should ask Letchumi to try since she teaches add Maths and physics tuition too.

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    1. it would be "elementary" for Letchumi la, Anay. Later she laugh at you. ;-)

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    2. i didn't get to find out it's actually a very straight forward addition.. i always thought primary one students only do addition of two numbers not more than 100.. but this question is really testing the logical analysis!! i am KOed really..

      so how well did Letchumi the Add Maths teacher deal with this question?? :p

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    3. now, I see my son using a somewhat alien/different method for his maths subject. Something that I think very dissimilar to what I learnt.
      I think la. Didn't really concentrate much at school. Cannot trust my memory also.

      Heh heh

      Anay,
      Yalar.. What did Letchumi say about this maths problem? :-)

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    4. oh really?? please video that and share with us.. what kind of alien method?? if it's efficient then maybe we can learn that too.. or maybe that was the standard way we were taught, only Mak Glam used alien method last time!! haha~~

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    5. Alien as in, I'm not at all familiar with it lah... But as I mentioned, I also not that good in maths.

      Dunno whether teachers taught it but I never bother to remember also. heheheh

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    6. woi tak aci la you ask Letchumi to try. It would be wet wet water for her la. close one eyes also can do.

      what alien methid gimme some sneak preview la. mana tau later j also will be using the same alien method leh., habis la aku if that is the case.

      my math is like STP leh. nearly failed punya, Sekadar cupukp makan aje. I have no brain for numbers la

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  8. During my time, using calculator was unheard of during exams but these days, kids are allowed to use them! What has gone wrong with our system?

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    1. Got ah?

      Secondary school time of course kena la. learn use the financial calculator.

      Primary school, not yet la.

      Unless count learning to use abacus! :-P

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    2. My secondary school days forbade calculators! Of course Anay belongs to Amtabh Bachchan's age group. We had to crack out poor nuts to do maths!

      SK Thambee - You can visit Amitabh Bachcham's blog to compare his face with Annay - http://srbachchan.tumblr.com/

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    3. secondary schools allowed already what, somemore scientific calculator dei.. only until form 3 we were still not allowed to use calculator, but to use that book full of tables and numbers?? what's that called already?? buku sifir or something to find the sin, cos, tan, log values etc??

      adoi, thambee already know how Amitabh Bachchan looks like lah.. Anay is surely as handsome and macho as him~~ :D

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    4. oh gawd SK. I remember those book. Since I am very stupid, I can never really make any sense of them. Or even use them! LOL

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    5. but have to learn how to use that book to find the values, else cannot get the answer right?? i mean can still get marks for the steps how your derive the answer, but won't be full marks if you cannot find the final value for the answer right??

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    6. I think I never seem to find the final correct answer.

      But what saves me from 0 marks was probably because my steps were usually halfway right so got a little bit of points here and there to get the marks.

      I actually was surprised I got A2 for my modern maths. I think they gave the wrong person's marks to me. Bwahaha

      Don't ask about my add maths results. So shameful one! LOL

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    7. kids can use calculator meh now? I only know when form 4 can use coz need to use sciencetific calculator to calculate

      now ask me to calculate again i also dont know how to use already. Last time complusory buy casio calculator

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  9. Too difficult for me.. my maths IQ all return to Convent School already.. hahaha..

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    1. hahaha, but this post is not asking you to solve lah, answers is just a click away.. the thing i wanted to say is how tough the questions for primary one students could be, even we adults cannot solve them :p

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    2. gimme 5! same over here. tarak tau all those calculation except plus and minus. so many numbers i get confused

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  10. Morning!!!! Morning!!!

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    1. Actually I was thinking use that mathematical representation, but assume shouldn't be that hard for primary kid...(it looks like more test their IQ lo)

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    2. No kidding, look at the primary school textbook or test, their standard is way higher then those I used to study last time...

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    3. Agree with you 小影, to me my schooling time was carefree and happy one, still got time to play and all, even exams also not that stress.
      But now, things changed. Really pity the kids these days in terms of schooling, and worry at the same time for our next generations.

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    4. wah, 小影 you still remember that formula ah?? i googled and found it from wikipedia only, haha!! errr, just add up the numbers in between lah, should be easier than using the formula right?? furthermore, primary one students woh, can add lah, not yet to the formula level gua?? :D

      very true.. our time was sure more relaxed.. now students got so much to learn and all are very advanced knowledge!! they sure are getting smarter huh??

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    5. They are getting smarter because most of them if not all, are exposed to schooling at an early age. By the age of 2, get sent to Kindie dy. Got homeworks to do some more.

      Those who sent their kids to kindie at age 5 or 6 is kinda
      abnormal now.

      Parents are so worried that their children cannot cope with school, they prefer sending their kids earlier to kindie. Which is kinda sad...

      p.s. Raimie went to Tadika Kemas when he was 6. Play play tadika only. That's why cannot get #1 lor... his parents are so irresponsible. heh heh

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    6. my frens son also went to tadika kemas and he just score 5 A and 2 B in UPSR exam recently. He in chinese school. very pressure type leh. he only went tadika kemas when he was 6 yrs old.

      i think all this have to depend on the child itself la. some can study and some cant study

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  11. Good afternoon SK and guys!
    Eh I saw you published this topic yesterday? But when clicked it doesn't exist, I think you accidentally press publish instead of draft? Hehe..
    Anyway, that's not important la! Saja write only :p

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    1. Wah.. you sure it's for 6 year-old kid?? Too difficult man! I tried to solve it for the first minute, but give up immediately, really very tough la~ Though my Maths used to be pretty good but this one really tricky, don't know is it because my Maths 退步 already ever since child birth? Haha xD

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    2. Hmm, so with this question I assume HK kids are way smarter than Msia kids? Or may be they are better than kids all over the rest of the countries?
      Not easy being a kids these days huh? I am a bit worried for Aden la! School syllabus is becoming tougher, kids are getting more pressured these days, unlike us last time!!

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    3. I think next time when Aden goes to school, he has to carry a luggage bag instead of school bag, and wear thick thick glasses, and his mummy has to do lots of revision/tuition for him at home, wah can become crazy lo!!

      (Haha I hope it's me who think too much xD)

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    4. hehehehe, i always pre-write my posts and schedule them, but yesterday forgot to set the date so it got published accidentally..

      yes, it's for the primary one students in a school in HK, so scary right?? i don't even know how to solve that, but the students are expected to know the answer.. now, add pressure on you on how could the studies be like when Aden goes to school later huh?? hahaha.. later mommy got stuck there also when doing revision with him, so paiseh right?? hahahaha~~ that's why i say, you nightmare is still to come.. now he stays at home, just 小兒科 lah, you will suffer when he is schooling later :D

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  12. Good afternoon ah boy

    wah lau eh you can kill me la .....so hard geh the question....

    moe kau chor........

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    1. of course no gao chor lah.. i got this from a friend, and it's a real test question lah.. hmmm, J going to primary one soon right?? get him to do this, and see if he is qualified!! hahaha~~ :D

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    2. cham lor if J can do and i cannot do..i have to korek lubang and hide lor.

      now when J ask me question that i cannot answer i will say "mama didnt go to school , that's why mama dumb dumb" :p

      jahat hor this mama

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  13. Oh boy! This is tough. I didn't know HK primary 1 is so tough. Some more it is meant for 6 years old kid. Faint.

    I don't think the standard of mathematics in Malaysia will be as high as in HK. Anyway, mathematics is my favourite subject when I was a student. I am a double maths student when I was in my Form 6.

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    1. But, I couldn't find the answers for all the above equations. So tough one.

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    2. yeah, i was shocked too.. or maybe adults like us think differently?? did you let April and May try?? probably they are able to think and solve the question :p

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  14. 别说6岁,60岁的都不会啦,超难的!

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    1. 哈哈, 可能到了60歲, 腦已經開始退化了, 說不著喇~~ :D

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  15. Primary one ? Huh... That's tough !

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    1. But kids nowaday are smart. If taught before, they might be able to solve it.

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    2. yeah, i will be very impressed with kids that could solve this.. because i can't!! haha~~

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  16. Sometimes, what taught in sch might not be use in working world. I hope sch can be more creative by including skill studies. I think more useful.

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    1. you are right.. but then i think still need the basic knowledge and teachings for the young ones.. and probably add on what are needed in the working world.. ah, that's would be perfect huh??

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  17. 嗚嗚~~~我連小學雞都不如,羞家啊!!!

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    1. 彼此彼此啦, 你都唔好難過, 因為都有我墊住, 哈哈!! :D

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  18. Good morning everyone, I'm very late in commenting these days. Early early already give me a headache here. Yeap before I'm not around for 2 days. On Monday I already saw the title appeared but I couldn't read a thing... Then I said to myself that maybe SK forget to set the date to published it. Or else soalan bocor ady.

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    1. Aiyo the questions look simple but the formula to obtain the answer is quite tough.

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    2. Primary 1? or is it for Form 1 students? hehehe. Anyway, Maths is a continuing knowledge to learn. There is nothing more than +, -, / and x right? It is just a formula to apply to get the right answer.

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    3. Maybe everyone has a chance on how to get the answer. I think the question is quite confusing where there as an big "O" in between. Or it can be either way to put a big square or put a "___________" in between, then everyone is possible to get the answer right.

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    4. muahaha, everyone saw my soalan bocor!! so embarrassing lah.. and everyone knows i accidentally published the post because i didn't set the date, haha.. well, seems like it's a common blogger experience huh?? :p

      yalah.. really for primary one students, but if that's for form one student also i have not got any clue how to solve them, haha!! that's how bad.. or perhaps our mind are different from the younger generation huh?? you are right, at first i thought that big O means some mathematical operations only, never thought it's such a complicated relationship.. fuyoh, sweat if i am going to sit for this test~~ :D

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  19. Yeap the answer for the last one is 55!

    1. 1+2+3+4=10
    2. 2+3+4+5=14
    3. 6+7+8+9+10=40
    4. 9+10+11=30
    5. 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=55 got it!

    Those HK students who got the right answers are brilliant and smart! Don't you think?... Well it is a good practice for them to use their brain smartly. hehehe. For my son, he sure ask me bec, mummy how to do? @_@

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    1. wow, Angeline can solve this?? super smart dei, can become financial controller already lah don't be account anymore, haha!! yeah, they are smart, but i really never expect they are so smart till this level lah.. i thot primary one the most do addition of numbers not more than 100, but this is more about logical analysis and thinking leh.. @_@"

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  20. This is definitely not a primary one question even adults don't know how to solve it

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  21. I feel i am lucky to pass that stage and don't need to struggle like kids today

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  23. oh, that would be so tough on kids. But some kids could be very smart too. But right now I am too lazy to think about it.

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