North Korean math: n gory bastards

A math problem from a North Korean textbook pops up in a Christian Science Monitor review of The Real North Korea, a new book by Andrei Lankov.

“During the Fatherland Liberation War [North Korea’s official name for the Korean War] the brave uncles of Korean People’s Army killed 265 American Imperial bastards in the first battle,” reads one question.

“In the second battle they killed 70 more bastards than they had in the first battle. How many bastards did they kill in the second battle? How many bastards did they kill altogether?”

I wonder if they work in groups to solve the problem.

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  1. Florida resident says:

    I do not think this is the worst deed of North Korean regime.
    Answers 335 and 600 are not more against human values, than any other.