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Teaching ad math mistake

A British teacher-recruitment ad is being ridiculed for featuring a math question with the wrong answer. And who noticed the mistake? A 15-year-old viewer named Chris Coombs. According to Coombs, (g²)⁷ does not equal "g² x g⁷" (the solution given in the ad) but "g¹⁴." Can you believe that? Yeah, me neither—no one should care about math this much. I'm surprised they didn't call in the Advertising Standards Authority for this, considering the other piddling crap they've been consulted for over the years. Maybe they're as bad at algebra as I was.

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