By Rami Abou-Sabe

Ed Sheeran is making the rounds to promote his upcoming album Divide, and the singer-songwriter stopped by BBC to show off his math skills.

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The bit plays on Sheeran’s symbolic album artwork. The English artist’s debut record was simply titled “+,” and his sophomore follow-up “x.” Keeping with tradition, “รท” is due this Friday (Mar. 3).

Sheeran nails most of the questions, ranging from square root equations to percent-of-sale problems, but stumbles on simple arithmetic. All in all, we’re pretty impressed with the musicians’s mathematical fortitude. Check out the video below.


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