# 27+48

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Updated Jul 02, 2019 at 01:10PM EDT by Adam.

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27+48 refers to a popular Twitter thread asking people to explain the thought process they go through when solving the math problem, particularly the smaller equations they perform to come to the correct answers.

## Origin

On June 25th, 2019, Twitter user @Wparks91[1] tweeted the question "What happens in your head when you do 27+48?," gaining over 28,000 replies, 3,300 retweets and 22,000 likes (shown below).

Twitter users responded with the various smaller equations they perform to solve the problem. User @WICKEDWIZRD[2] tweeted their solution was to add 7+8 and then 20+40, making 75, gaining over 16,000 likes (shown below, left). User @istylekins[3] posted a more traditional method, gaining over 900 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below, right). The various responses were covered by Popbuzz.[4]

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###### Briham

This actually illustrates some of those goofy-ass common core math problems. The execution is terrible, but the idea behind them is to teach kids strategies for adding multi-digit numbers in their heads.

+27

7,8,15.
20,40,60.
15,60,75.

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