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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan refuses to answer maths question asked by boy, 10

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan today refused to answer a simple maths question put to her by a 10-year-old  boy.
She twice dodged the problem: What is the cube root of 125.
Ms Morgan was ambushed after she agreed to be interviewed by a group of children on Sky News.  When presenter Anushka Asthana asked her: “How’s your maths?” Ms Morgan said: “Oh, I’m not doing maths on air.”
However, Leon Remphry, 10, calmly asked for an answer. The minister laughed nervously as she responded: “As I say, I think it’s probably better that politicians don’t do maths or spelling on air.” But Leon said: “I’m afraid I’ve got to press that question, actually, do you know what the answer is?”
When Ms Morgan declined again, he supplied it himself: five.
Leon then asked a tougher question, the cube root of 1,728 minus 11. The minister said: “I think that’s one that I might just have to go away and work out. I think politicians who answer maths questions or spelling questions on air normally come a cropper.”

She was following the example of George Osborne who dodged giving an answer to 7x8 on the same TV show in July. Former Labour schools minister Stephen Byers said “54” when asked the question in a radio interview.

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