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A Colorado police department shared audio from a 911 call placed by a 10-year-old boy who needed help -- with his math homework.

The Fort Collins Police Department posted a video to Facebook featuring the audio from a 911 call from a boy who was stuck on a long division problem.

"Hi, this isn't an emergency, but I'm 10 years old and I'm working on my math homework right now and I can't figure out what 71 divided by 3,052 is," the caller says to dispatcher Chris Clow.

Full short report: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/09/27/Boy-10-calls-911-for-help-with-math-homework/9321538060151/

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Still Waters

The dispatcher actually helped him too. A "thank you" from the boy wouldn't have gone amiss.

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acute

I would've given him the wrong answer, to deter him. Imagine when he's at University and starts calling for help with Particle Physics.

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seanjo

Maths!  You don't say I have to do Mathematic...

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Jenn8779

Aw, poor little guy! It sounds like he really wanted to do well. Wrong path but the right intent. Kids are precious

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Troublehalf
12 hours ago, Still Waters said:

The dispatcher actually helped him too. A "thank you" from the boy wouldn't have gone amiss.

Did you watch the video? At 1:04.

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Still Waters
6 hours ago, Troublehalf said:

Did you watch the video? At 1:04.

Yes I did, I watched the whole video but somehow missed that. Ok, my mistake, sorry to the boy for misjudging him.

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Troublehalf
8 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Yes I did, I watched the whole video but somehow missed that. Ok, my mistake, sorry to the boy for misjudging him.

No worries, it happens!

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pallidin

That was precious!

Obviously NOT a reason to call 911, but, it was all good.

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Calibeliever

Girlfriend ran a dispatch center for many years and has heard it all. When I told her this, she said she would have allowed the dispatcher to give the child the answer and then sent a uniformed officer to the house to have a little chat with the parents.

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