Ivan knows that he could ask for help. Knows that punching in a comconsole code could get him someone smarter, faster, better at planning than he is.
But if he did that there would also be laughter, or worse, the cool knowledge that he has once again fulfilled expectations. Ivan the Idiot, getting into trouble that he can’t get out of, or perhaps trouble that he must get out of himself to be taught a lesson. Ivan who digs himself a hole whenever he tries to solve anything.
No, he won’t pass off this problem. The judgement would come later.