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Fort Collins child calls 911 for help with math problem

Posted at 5:13 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 19:13:33-04

FORT COLLINS – Most of us have been stuck on a tough math problem at one time or another. However, one 10-year-old child turned to 911 dispatchers for help on a tough division problem.

Fort Collins Police tweeted audio Tuesday afternoon of a 10-year-old 911 caller, who was confused about how to divide 3,052 by 71.

Honestly, we didn’t know it off the top of our heads either. The dispatcher didn’t disconnect the call and instead used a calculator to help the child solve the problem.

The 10-year-old thanked the dispatcher before moving on with the assignment.

Fort Collins Police shared the call, using it as a teachable moment for children to learn about actual emergencies, no matter how difficult math homework may be.