“The Pencil Problem” is a math problem that was created in 1891 by American mathematician Edward J. Goodwin. The premise of the problem is simple: how many pencils can you see? It turns out, there are at least 10 pencils! In this blog post, we will explore the “Pencil Problem.” We will examine how to solve it and why so many people get it wrong.

In this blog post, we will explore the “Pencil Problem.” We will examine how to solve it and why so many people get it wrong. In this article, I’ll show you how to solve it as well as provide some insight on why so many people get it wrong.

How do you determine if someone gets something right or not? There are three possible outcomes for solving the ‘pencil problem’: they name an incorrect number (i.e., less than nine), they name a number between nine and 18, or they name the total amount of pencils you can see.

It turns out that there are at least ten pens on your desk! The challenge is to find these invisible ones before someone else does. If this person solves one, then all other observers will know how many there really are. This could take some time though because it’s difficult to count pencils without turning off the lights in order to make them more visible against their background!

Your goal is not only to solve as many problems as possible but also to try and be clever about doing so with minimal effort: the fewer questions asked by anyone observing who doesn’t get it right, the better for everyone involved!

The more time you have, the more likely it is that you will be able to find even one of these hidden pencils. Keep in mind how many people are observing and asking questions as well!

**The Pencil Problem: How many pencils can you see?**

This post takes a look at an everyday object – the humble writing implement we know as the “pencil” – and asks what would happen if all other things like pens were removed from your desk. If so then how hard or easy would it be for someone else to tell how many there really are just by looking? Some say between nine and 18, or they name the total amount of pencils you can see. It turns out that there are at

least 17, and that’s a floor

how many pencils do you see

This is a problem in which the goal is to figure out how many pencils there are in a box. There could be anywhere from 0 to 100 pencils, and it’s up for debate whether or not any of them have been sharpened. To solve this problem mathematically, we would need to know how much space each individual piece takes up, as well as how long they all are after being sharpened (or if they were never sharpened). The best way that I’ve personally found was through estimation. When doing this, the estimate by pulling about half of the pieces out at random and counting those before.

How many pencils do you see? You might be able to answer this question with a quick glance around your office or classroom. But how long would it take you to count them all one by one? And how confident are you that the number of pencils in front of us is always greater than what we can actually see at any given time? How far back into space and time must we reach before there were no more pencils left anywhere on Earth, or even beyond our planet’s atmosphere? It sounds like an impossible task. Even if someone could calculate how many tree leaves exist on Earth, how much graphite has been mined from various mines throughout history, and determine whether each black-colored object seen here is really a pencil

**The Pencil Problem: How many pencils can you see?**

how many pencils do you see

** by Joe Smith**

on January 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that there are often more pens than pencils in a classroom. Why is this so? A pen has an infinite number of uses and it doesn’t need to be sharpened because the ink flows from the point when pressure is applied. A pencil needs to be resharpened and its eraser gets worn down over time making it useless as well. This got me thinking about how much waste we produce with pens versus using just one or two good quality pencils for each student’s