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Title:
Mathemagics : how to look like a genius without really trying
Author:
Benjamin, Arthur.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Lowell House, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xx, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737300086
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA95 .B444 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Using proven techniques, Mathemagics presents the secrets of lightning calculation. It shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide faster than is possible with a calculator or pencil and paper and helps readers conquer their nervousness about math.


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Library Journal Review

Amaze and mystify your friends! Benjamin has performed his ``art of rapid mental calculation'' for audiences of all ages and levels of mathematical sophistication, and now he reveals his secrets to you. Actually, most of these calculation and memorization techniques are fairly commonly known, but Benjamin explains how to perform them to great effect. He uses simple algebraic proofs to show how the tricks work and often adds an anecdote about how he ``discovered'' an interesting trick. This is a book to ignite mathematical confidence and curiosity. A word of warning, though: despite the subtitle, it will take some dedicated practice to master these tricks. For most collections.-- Amy Brunvand, Fort Lewis Coll. Lib., Durango, Col. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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