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Shadow chancellor Ed Balls yesterday took 10 seconds to answer a simple maths question - what is 6 times 7?
As every schoolboy or girl knows, the answer is 42. While Balls took a while to respond, in the interest of fairness we have to point out George Osborne flat out refused to answer a maths question from an actual schoolboy last year.
Still, we thought it was worth sending Kiran Moodley to see if the public really are smarter than Ed Balls.
More: When reading this tweet, remember Ed Balls is a former cabinet minister