Viral Powerball memes show just how horrendous some Americans are at math

There are a few Powerball memes representing the rounds that have us questioning the entire U.S. educational system.

The memes, which are similar in design, contend privation can be “solved” by simply segmenting the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot evenly among 300,000, 000 Americans, establishing everyone $4.33 million each. Of trend, the actual sum “wouldve been” $4.33, but that seems lost on many of the tribes sharing the personas πŸ˜› TAGEND The above photo has been shared a staggering 1. 3 million times and counting over on exactly one Facebook chronicle.BuzzFeed tracked down the meme’s builder, Steve Esteyban Bastien, who realise merriment of his mistake in a different Instagram berth πŸ˜› TAGEND

Others look to have facsimile the bad math in an effort to trick more people into sharing the computational lapse πŸ˜› TAGEND And they’re making it into a commentary on Bernie Sanders and how his share-the-wealth socialism doesn’t add up πŸ˜› TAGEND The next glean is tomorrow night with the prize climbing yet again to $1.5 billion πŸ˜› TAGEND

Poverty will be solved, at the least for a few lucky winners.

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