Redditor Nhjufy chanced upon a test answer from a kid who is too clever for their own good (or a test question from a teacher who needs to be more clear about what they want). In the photo since dubbed "Future Programmer," the student (in middle school? When do kids learn algebra these days?) displays the useful ability to answer a question without any frills. 

"Come up with an equation that is true when x=7," the question reads. The parenthetical note tells the students to "Be creative, you can make the equation as simple or as complex as you want."

Following the teacher's instructions, this kid wrote "x=7." Which is technically correct. Well, not just correct. "It is the best answer possible," JonSnow7 wrote on Reddit. This teacher didn't see it the same way, writing "Really?" is threateningly pink letters.

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If there's any lesson here, it's that the teacher should be more explicit in their wording, i.e. request an equation of multiple steps.