The O2's for sale!

There’s been a lot of people talking recently about how The O2’s for sale. Here’s what’s really happening.

So, The O2’s for sale and Trinity College (part of Cambridge University) is going to buy it and turn the arena into a big 20,000 seater classroom to teach complex algebra. Altogether now, solve the following equation: 5x-(3x-1)=x-4. Show your working.

Alright, I’ll be honest – that’s not what the sale is about. But judging by the amount of people happy to write big stories about it this week, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. It’s actually a complex part of real estate negotiations that makes absolutely zero difference to the running of The O2. So if, like me, you’ve got tickets to Ben Hur later on in the year (many other fine The O2 shows are available) then you don’t need to worry about the shows secretly turning into maths lessons.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, no I don’t know the answer to that question! It’s taken from Tutorvista but I don’t actually understand the answer – if you’re a maths wiz, post your answer below and I’ll add you to this post if I understand what you’re saying!