8 year old discovers a math flaw in a national traveling exhibitMCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS02/20/2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Part of the new exhibit on candy has been removed from Discovery Place. And you can thank Parker Garrison.
When the 8-year-old math whiz at Charlotte Christian school visited the "Jelly Belly Presents Candy Unwrapped" display, he accepted the challenge: Use equations to calculate how many jelly beans were in a pyramid and other containers.
His mother, Donna, didn't want to wait while he tried all the formulas. So she copied the numbers he needed, and he took the problems home.
That's when he realized something was wrong.
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