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Rapid Math Tricks & Tips: 30 Days to Number Power

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Demonstrates a slew of time-saving tips and tricks for performing common math calculations. Contains sample problems for each trick, leading the reader through step-by-step. Features two mid-terms and a final exam to test your progress plus hundreds of exercise problems ranging from simple to more sophisticated. Also includes sections on "Mathematical Curiosities" and "Par ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 14th 1992 by Wiley (first published July 31st 1992)
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Rolf William
Mar 24, 2012 Rolf William rated it it was amazing
This book is great if you want to learn how to do arithmetic in your head quickly.
Why would you want to do this? Because every phone interview with a hedge fund or trading firm starts out by asking you to do a bunch of arithmetic in your head quickly. Plus, it's nice to be mathematically competitive with 9 year olds in India.
Kathleen Dixon
Dec 29, 2008 Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it
This book is fun, but ultimately useless. You have to practise these tricks frequently in order to put them into long-term memory, and then when are you going to use them? Perhaps I should put that into the 1st person singular . . . I could learn these, and was having fun working through them all, but then thought about the likelihood of ever using them and decided that was about zero percent. I'm already good at simple mental arithmetic, good at estimating, and excellent with pen and paper, so ...more
Zainab Tayyaba
Jan 12, 2016 Zainab Tayyaba marked it as on-hold
Some of these tips came in really handy for postgraduate entrance tests! However, now that those are over, I'm saving this book for a time when I'm bored & actually want to do some Maths (which is rarely. :P) Heheh
Clint
Dec 28, 2015 Clint rated it really liked it
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Lots of helpful techniques in this book. Even though you'll never remember every tip and trick, you nevertheless increase your capacity to conduct mental calculations. I really enjoyed this book's fast pace and high volume of exercises, which forced me to handle and think about numbers with a level of intuition that I had never had before.
Mark Yusi
Jan 26, 2014 Mark Yusi rated it it was amazing
im excited
Matt
Jan 25, 2014 Matt rated it it was amazing
So glad to have this book on my shelf. I'll have to keep refreshing these tricks, but a few are easy to remember.
Boyd
Jan 30, 2013 Boyd rated it it was amazing
Anyone who was afraid of math should get this book; it will change your perception of math before you know it.
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