Math test question for 7-year-olds puzzles parents

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA)- A math problem is making the rounds on social media with complaints that it’s just too tough.

It reads:

There were some people on a train.

19 got off the train at the first stop.

17 get on the train.

Now there are 63 on the train.

How many people were on the train to begin with?”

This question is from a standardized test for 6 and 7-years-olds.

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