Molly Draper's 10-year-old daughter needed help with her math homework so she turned to the people who are there to help, the police. She messaged the Marion, Ohio Police Department on Facebook when she could not figure out (8+29)x15.
Officer Gruber took the time to help out the fifth-grader even though some of his guidance was not correct. Some of the commenters observed that the officer did not use PEMDAS.
“Order of operations... PEMDAS! (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication & Division, Addition and Subtraction). For future reference,” one Facebook user said, referring to the officer’s second answer.
Officer Gruber hopes that people will give him an "a" for effort--"Hoping it is truly the thought that counts since apparently I cannot! Especially since the answer was wrong, it was very nice for Molly to acknowledge our attempt to help her daughter with some math homework.”