If you took a poll on everyone's least favorite subject to study in school, it wouldn't be terribly surprising to see math near the top.
And sure, there would be a significant number of people who would tell you that they'd much rather take math than English. After all, how we fare in English and other arts-based curriculum can depend on the perspective of a given teacher, whereas your answer is either right or wrong in math.
But whether it was due to the repetitive homework or how easily one can get lost in all the rules of math, it remains true that the fastest way to intimidate a large section of the population is to get them to solve an equation.
And today, Twitter was faced with one that combines the detail-sensitivity of math with the interpretive requirements of English. Perhaps that's why nobody can seem to agree on how to answer it.