A 10-Year-Old Calls 911 To Ask Help For Maths Homework

A 10-Year-Old Calls 911 To Ask Help For Maths Homework

A 10-Year-Old Calls 911 To Ask Help For Maths Homework (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Well Maths homework can be tough sometimes, especially for a 10-year-old. But always remember never-ever-ever call 911 to ask help for solving your math assignment. Sounds like a silly advise, but that is exactly what happened. 

An audio was released by the Fort Collins Police Services in Colorado on Tuesday of an unexpected call in April from a young boy looking for help with his homework. 

The audio begins with: "Hi, this isn't an emergency. I’m working on my math homework right now and I can’t figure out what 71 divided by 3,052 is.”

Police dispatcher, Chris Clow dove into action, immediately responding to the kid, “I can try to help you. I don’t know how to do that off the top of my head either at the moment. One second.”

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After a series of questions, Clow realised that the boy meant 3,052 divided by 71 and guided him to the right answer.

“Just doing it on the calculator, it’s 42.98,” Clow responded. “Which you would round up to 43.”

Before hanging up the boy politely thanked Clow for the help.

The statement issued by the Fort Collins Police Services said, “From an early age, kids are taught to call police if they need help. This particular problem wasn't the kind we typically handle, but we're glad dispatch was able to help solve it.”

Emergency helpline like 911 should not be used non serious help, and  anyone looking for help otherwise can call non-emergency lines or reach out to a school resource officer, added the authorities.

“Though it should be noted that FCPD is not responsible for incorrect homework answers,” the department added.

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