- UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, could not solve A-level mathematics problem despite the explanations he was given
- The encounter with the maths question happened during his visit to the King's College London Mathematics School
- The A-level's efforts to explain the complex formulae needed to solve the question all proved abortive
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UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, struggled to solve advanced mathematics in a classroom he visited on Monday, January 27.
According to Metro UK, a video showed the UK prime minister scratching his head, trying to see how he could provide answers to the question at King’s College London Mathematics School.
Despite the fact that some A-level students tried to explain the difficult formulas of the questions to him, he still did not get it.
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It should be noted that he was at the school to begin the new Global Talent visa which will come to take the place of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) as from Thursday, February 20.
With the new arrangement, UK research projects will be able to employ international talents.
Researchers from other countries will also be arriving in the UK without having to face the bottlenecks of first having a job offer.
The UK government also said that it would be investing the sum of £300 million to take care of experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences projects over the next five years.
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On the subject of mathematics, careful studies in recent years have revealed that one of the world's most relevant subjects, mathematics, was invented in Africa and not from the foreign world as many Eurocentric myths have suggested in the past.
According to Libertywritersafrica.com historical facts, archaeological evidence, and artefacts, lend credence to the origination of mathematics from ancient Africa, more than 25,000 years ago.
A good mass of the historic evidence comes from the mountains of Swaziland and the headwaters of the Nile River in the north-eastern part of Congo.
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