You are familiar with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, right? It's one of the most epic and most enduring masterpieces from the master Ludwig van Beethoven himself.
Fun fact: The 9th Symphony is the last complete symphony composed by Beethoven and it is considered by many as his best. Amazingly, he wrote it toward the latter part of his life when he was already completely deaf!
But no matter how profound this symphony is, alas, it can't be spared from becoming the latest viral meme. Not after an old math question started spreading online.
The question goes: "An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven's 9th symphony. How long would it take for 60 players to play the symphony?"
So, take a guess. What should be the answer?
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works. pic.twitter.com/EdSSJInqEp
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) October 9, 2017