14 Feb '18, 9am

[Mothership] S’pore math question on students’ birthday months has everyone stumped. Again. https://t.co/uQPY2FIoIQ

[Mothership] S’pore math question on students’ birthday months has everyone stumped. Again. https://t.co/uQPY2FIoIQ

Assume that 0 students are born in the same month. This will mean that all students are born in different months, which is impossible because there are only 12 months but 37 students. Assume that one student is born in the same month. That wouldn’t make sense and it would be grammatically wrong. Assume that two students are born in the same month — it makes sense. And it’s possible. Cos there are more than two students. Continue with the assumptions that three, four, …, 37 students are born in the same month — all of which are possible. However, going back to the question of how many students, at the least, are born in the same month, the answer would be two.

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/37-students-same-birthday-m...

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