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Re: The TF Pick The Best Song Game – Game 295 – Stupid Intelligence - Nominate!!!!

And this right after the mathematics one...
If you win please don't choose engineering terms as a theme. :lol:
 

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I won't lol. I chose engineering studies because of the big math component tbh ;)
Little maths is more my thing. :lol: 2+2 + 4, 6x9 = 72.......:p
 

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Feck, I nominated Shirley's "Stupid Girl" long time ago. :sobbing:
 

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Surely I can't be the only one who was disappointed at Lovefool by The Cardigans having already been nominated? :lol:
 

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Pity that Urami Bushi by Meiko Kaji was already used
 

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This maths is still too big for you :tape:
WTF?! Goodness knows why I wrote that. :haha:
 

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It wasn't a joke? :eek:
No, I must have had my mind elsewhere or something because obviously I know that 6x9 = 48. :wink2:
 

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Actually, I'm often surprised at how bad people are at simple mental arithmetic theses days. For example, I was in a museum cafe and the woman in front of me bought something and handed over a note that required the person on the till to deduct 5.5 from 10. He didn't know how to do it on the till and looked flummoxed so the woman told him how much change she needed. I knew what my sandwich and drink cost and also handed over a note and said you need to give me three fifty, or whatever it was, and he looked at me with a beaming smile and said, "You two are mathematical geniuses". :lol:
 

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Actually, I'm often surprised at how bad people are at simple mental arithmetic theses days.
No, I must have had my mind elsewhere or something because obviously I know that 6x9 = 48. :wink2:
Of course you know that.

It can be shown that the product of any natural number and 9 has a digital sum that is a multiple of 9.
 

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Actually, I'm often surprised at how bad people are at simple mental arithmetic theses days. For example, I was in a museum cafe and the woman in front of me bought something and handed over a note that required the person on the till to deduct 5.5 from 10. He didn't know how to do it on the till and looked flummoxed so the woman told him how much change she needed. I knew what my sandwich and drink cost and also handed over a note and said you need to give me three fifty, or whatever it was, and he looked at me with a beaming smile and said, "You two are mathematical geniuses". :lol:
I'm not. I've encountered it too often for that. Most people don't like mental arithmetic and never did. And since they don't need it, machines can do all the calculations better than the best human, there is no impetus to try to be better at it.

For your example I assumed it was a typo and that you meant 8x9 instead of 6x9. But most wouldn't see the error unless you specifically asked them to look for it, and even if you did a lot of people would struggle.
 

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Re: The TF Pick The Best Song Game – Game 295 – Stupid Intelligence - Nominate!!!!

8 songs nominated overnight :-

1 AdeyC
2 Haleptard
3 Mauriac
4 Sam L
5 Laurent Moy
6 Beat
7 TennisFan102
8 Sammo
 

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I'm not. I've encountered it too often for that. Most people don't like mental arithmetic and never did. And since they don't need it, machines can do all the calculations better than the best human, there is no impetus to try to be better at it.

For your example I assumed it was a typo and that you meant 8x9 instead of 6x9. But most wouldn't see the error unless you specifically asked them to look for it, and even if you did a lot of people would struggle.
Sometimes it's quicker though to do things in your head. And what if you forget your electronic device or its battery dies?

It was either a typo or a brain fart, I don't know which. Obviously, I do know what 6x9 is, and without using a calculator (mental or electronic), as we said our 'times table' every day at primary school until it was indelibly printed on our memories.
 

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Sometimes it's quicker though to do things in your head. And what if you forget your electronic device or its battery dies?

It was either a typo or a brain fart, I don't know which. Obviously, I do know what 6x9 is, and without using a calculator (mental or electronic), as we said our 'times table' every day at primary school until it was indelibly printed on our memories.
Well, you don't have to convince me. I can do stuff like 789*789 in my head, no problem (takes a bit of time, though). I never used my pocket calculator at school before we got to advanced functions. It was quicker doing it in my head since my typing wasn't the fastest nor the most error-proof (and we never had to do numbers as big as 789*789). But as said, for most it's just not worth the trouble trying to be better at it. The solution for the others at school was to ask someone with a functioning device, or if noone had any, ask me. Problem solved.
 

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Well, you don't have to convince me. I can do stuff like 789*789 in my head, no problem (takes a bit of time, though). I never used my pocket calculator at school before we got to advanced functions. It was quicker doing it in my head since my typing wasn't the fastest nor the most error-proof (and we never had to do numbers as big as 789*789). But as said, for most it's just not worth the trouble trying to be better at it. The solution for the others at school was to ask someone with a functioning device, or if noone had any, ask me. Problem solved.

I did it on paper in about a minute and got the right answer. :bounce:


I still need Pietro as my maths tutor though. :crying2:
 

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Re: The TF Pick The Best Song Game – Game 295 – Stupid Intelligence - Nominate!!!!

11 songs nominated so far :

1 AdeyC
2 Haleptard
3 Mauriac
4 Sam L
5 Laurent Moy
6 Beat
7 TennisFan102
8 Sammo
9 Number19
10 The Crow
11 DropShotAce
 

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Re: The TF Pick The Best Song Game – Game 295 – Stupid Intelligence - Nominate!!!!

11 songs nominated so far :

1 AdeyC
2 Haleptard
3 Mauriac
4 Sam L
5 Laurent Moy
6 Beat
7 TennisFan102
8 Sammo
9 Number19
10 The Crow
11 DropShotAce
 
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