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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 08:56 PM

6. Oh, I learned the old school method in ... old school. That's what I'd do with pen and paper

especially for a more complicated calculation. What I was describing was some mental shortcuts I can take for something that is just difficult enough that I can't do the old school method in my head, but not so difficult that I can't do it in my head at all. I break the problem down into a few chunks that I can keep track of without writing anything down. Now if you'd asked for 438*113, I'd be going for the pen and paper, or a calculator.

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