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#EdexcelMaths is a Twitter hashtag associated with various jokes and complaints regarding a perplexing statistics problem known as “Hannah’s sweets" which appeared in the United Kingdom’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Math exam distributed by the Edexcel exam board in June 2015.
On June 4th, 2015, Twitter user @bethdedwards_ posted a tweet in anticipation of taking the GCSE Math exam later that morning, including an image macro of an elderly man talking to a doctor in a hospital bed accompanied by the hashtag #EdexcelMaths (shown below).
The exam included a math problem for determining the probability of taking two orange sweets from a bag, which was subsequently referred to as "Hannah's sweets" (shown below).
That morning, many United Kingdom-based students began complaining about the exam's difficulty and mocking the Hannah's sweets question on Twitter, accompanied by the hashtag #EdexcelMaths.
The same day, a petition requesting that Edexel "reduce grade boundaries significantly" was submitted to Change.org (shown below, left). On June 5th, Twitter user @themaine4_ever posted a photograph of the "Hannah's sweets" solution written on a piece of notebook paper (shown below, right).
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