100÷10=10 is wrong, Chinese teacher explained, sparking heated debate

A math problem for elementary school students has recently caused a heated debate among Chinese netizens.

According to Sohu, a father named Liu helps his child to do math homework. A math problem was crossed out, and the result made Liu hard to understand, so he had to ask the teacher again.

 The original question was, “A 100-meter-long railway, paved with 10-meter-long rails, how many rails do you need?” The teacher explained to Liu that the child’s answer of “100÷10=10, 10 tracks” was wrong because there are “2 tracks” for one train line! So the answer should be “20 tracks”. The teacher also said that this question “not only exercises children’s arithmetic skills, but also requires children to combine actual answers.”

But this incident caused an uproar among netizens. A netizen said, “Ask the teacher rhetorically, are you taking the math test or a brain teaser? Some children have never been out of the door and don’t know that the tracks are double.” Many people don’t understand why giving children a question is as “tricky” as a sharp turn in the brain. What’s the point?

Shandong: Parents accuse kindergarten of feeding spoiled food to children

A few days ago, a viral video was shared on the internet accusing the Xingtong Kindergarten in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, of feeding the children spoiled food.

According to Sohu, children’s food includes rotten vegetables, “meat has maggots,” and rice and noodles have insects. When the kindergarten director destroyed these foods in the middle of the night, they were discovered by the parents.

Zhaoyuan authorities on August 9 said they had set up a working group to investigate the incident. The police also came to escort the people in charge of the kindergarten to investigate. The children will be taken for a health check. Test results will be announced as soon as possible.

Discovering ten times carcinogenic toxin in dried lotus seeds from China

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on August 9 that almost 6,000 kilograms ( nearly 13,300 pounds) of dried lotus seeds exported from China were tested for aflatoxin, a carcinogenic toxin. The result was nearly ten times higher than the limit.

A batch of dried lotus seeds imported from China by Hua To Fu Yuan Tang Pharmaceutical Technology Co was found to have exceeded the total aflatoxin levels, with an amount of 109μg/kg. This is almost 10 times more than the accepted standard of 10μg/kg, and the total weight of almost 6,000 kg had to be returned or destroyed.

Chen Qingyu, head of the FDA’s Northern District Management Center, said it is the first time this year that the imported dried lotus seeds were found to be illegal.

The FDA will increase the sampling rate from the original 6% to 10% to 20% to 50%, and the total of dried lotus seeds will be returned or destroyed following the findings.

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