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# 'Poking Holes in Eraser': Desi Twitter Has Only 'Wrong Answers' for Use of Divider in Geometry Box

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## People presented their thought on the function of the might divider that could be to punch holes, to threaten bullies, or carve names on the desk.

Maths is indeed a difficult subject for most children. Integration, differentiation, hundreds of formulae, and theorems. But the list is incomplete without Geometry, a branch of mathematics that deals with shapes, angles, sizes, and dimensions of a variety of things. From finding angles to proving similarity between triangles and parallelograms, and drawing accurate diagrams, it was not an easy task. But what all students loved about the subject was the fancy geometry box.

The geometry box included a protector, compass, sharpener, pencil along other alien objects that we probably never used in our entire school life. For example, the triangular scales and the divider.

We had almost forgotten about its existence since we left school life until a Twitter user shared a photo of a divider asked that what was the purpose of this object.

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People on the microblogging site have been discussing the usage of the object and we have some bizarre and hilarious answers. One of the users wrote that it was used by students to threaten teachers so that they allow to go to the washroom.

“To clean nails,” another user tweeted.

Other than this people presented their thought on the function of the might divider that could be to punch holes, to threaten bullies, or carve names on the desk.

For people who genuinely want to know the usage of the tool, there were studious and smart people on the thread too who gave the right answers. One of the users wrote that the divider was used to measure the length between two points accurately.

“I remember my teachers asking me to measure the line segments using the divider,” wrote another.

Were you aware of the original use of a ‘divider?’

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first published:June 05, 2021, 13:39 IST