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# nine eights
David Cameron is scared to answer basic maths questions
The answer was 72, David.

POLITICIANS ARE FREQUENTLY criticised over their qualifications, or lack thereof.

Some will end up holding ministries in areas they have never worked or studied.

However, basic maths is something you expect them to have a confident hold of.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was faced with a live maths question from Channel 5 presenter Andy Bell earlier today that he wasn’t too confident with – what are nine eights?

The answer is, of course, 72, but Cameron was hesitant.

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First of all, I am going to plead the [Education Secretary] Nicky Morgan defence, which is I do times tables, only in the car, with my children, on the way to school, and I’m going to stick to that, just in case I get one wrong…

Morgan also really, REALLY, doesn’t like maths.

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These questions follow plans announced by the UK government that all children will be expected to know their times tables (all the way up to 12, yikes) by the time they finish primary school.

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