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The Internet Is Rejoicing At This Inclusive Maths Problem In an Irish Textbook

By Megan Cassidy

April 18, 2018 at 2:12pm

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Four little words in an Irish maths textbook have made the world of difference. 

"Craig buys his boyfriend". 

A screengrab of a maths problem shared on Twitter is going viral this week, highlighting how far we've come with representation, but also how far we have to go. 

The maths problem, featured in the textbook 'Active Maths' reads: 

'Craig buys his boyfriend a birthday present that costs €215.65 including VAT @13.5%. What was the original bill before VAT was added?' 

While it's refreshing to see a gay couple as the subject of a maths problem, it's a stark reminder of just how heteronormative the educational system still is. 

Users rushed to celebrate the small win. 

Others were a bit distracted by the details... 

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