Commenters were quick to mention that they didn’t “think [it was] a fair third grade question.” Even a term like “<15” is above a third grade math level. The world wondered what this teacher was thinking.
Other commenters approached the question with comedy. One man reminded the group that this homework set was “basic grade 3 stuff,” solving the question simply with an equation that I stilldon’t understand.
Only one thing was certain: the correct answer could not possibly be an individual number. Everything else was up in the air. Reddit users even scrutinized the word “some”, pointing out that Janell must have lost more than one marble.