Maths question for six-year-olds is leaving adults scratching their heads. Can you solve it?

A maths question aimed at 6 and 7 year old pupils in Year 2 is leaving parents scratching their heads.

The question reads: ‘There were some people on a train. 19 people get off the train at the first stop. 17 people get on the train. Now there are 63 people on the train. How many people were on the train to begin with?’

Mother Louise Bloxham shared the test on Twitter as she couldn’t believe that children as young as 6 were being asked such a challenging question.

The news comes after parents claimed children were coming out of their exams “in tears” because the test was so hard on Monday 9 May.