Two Grade School Math Questions Stumping Adults Worldwide Right Now

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TitleTwo Grade School Math Questions Stumping Adults Worldwide Right Now
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Media outlets around the world are reporting on these math problems that have "flummoxed" everyone. As these got so much attention, I wanted to share some of the headlines and give a small discussion about what I think is the real lesson of these problems.

Special thanks to emails that suggested these problems from Abhi (China problem) and Vinicius (dog show problem).

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Sources and headlines around the world

Captain's age question
"If a ship had 26 sheep and 10 goats onboard, how old is the ship's captain?"

South China Morning Post
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The Portal (Chinese)
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RT
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BBC
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Washington Post
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Newsweek
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Official response (Chinese).
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Number of dogs question
"There are 49 dogs signed up to compete in the dog show. There are 36 more small dogs than large dogs signed up to compete. How many small dogs are signed up to compete?"

POPSUGAR
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Daily Mail
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New Zealand Herald
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Forbes contributor Kevin Knudson (of "My favorite theorem podcast" fame)
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My Favorite Theorem Podcast (just a link I recommend, nothing to do with these problems)
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