9-Year-old becomes youngest to pass university-level maths test

9-Year-old becomes youngest to pass university-level maths test

- Shogo Ando, a nine-year-old student in Japan, has set a record of the youngest to pass a university-level mathematics test

- The organisers said that the youngster has been practising to take the exam since 2017

- With his new success, he has broken the earlier record held by an 11-year-old student, Jiroto Takahashi

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Shogo Ando, a nine-year-old boy from the Kansai region of Japan, has become the youngest to pass a university-level mathematics test, as confirmed by the organiser on Tuesday, 10 December.

Japan Times reports that the whiz kid is in fourth grade in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. He scored high in top-level Kyu test which was held in October by the Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan.

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It should be noted that the young boy by the beat the record that was set by Hiroto Takahashi, who held the previous record when he passed the test in 2018 at age 11.

The organisers said the nine-year-old boy has been studying the test since when he was seven years old.

“I want to use my mathematics knowledge and contribute to society through research, such as stopping global warming,” he said.

The mathematics test is available in 14 levels and 350,000 people take the test annually.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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