Monday 29 May 2017

It's not mathematics or equations that makes this algebra textbook so confusing

Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

The algebra textbook cover isn’t confusing people with equations or mathematics.

Instead, it’s the photo on the front that’s baffling. 

The cover of College Prep Algebra sees five people holding the book that they appear on the cover of. 

This has sent the internet into meltdown, with everyone wondering how they’re on the cover of the book that they’re holding, as they’re posing for the cover photo. 

As per many mind-boggling images that don’t seem to make sense, the answer to how this was done is pretty simple - Photoshop. 

The original photo was uploaded to Reddit, which shows the blank books the students are holding before the cover was Photoshopped on. 

The original photo was uploaded to Reddit
The original photo was uploaded to Reddit

No need for things to be so confusing, then.

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