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post May 17 2018, 06:58 AM
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Which do you prefer?

I still use the latter a lot for buying groceries and suchlike, so that I can spot any obvious errors that may arise when scanning items in.
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post May 17 2018, 03:52 PM
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Depends on level of difficulty / what I can or cannot be arsed to do / time.
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post May 17 2018, 06:02 PM
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Mental arithmetic, because as our maths teachers warned us, calculators don't exist outside of school classrooms.
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post May 17 2018, 06:12 PM
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I'm not the best at fast mental arithmetic (read: quick maths x) because I prefer to write stuff down, it helps me think clearer. I've got no issues otherwise though (maths was always my best subject and helping in maths lessons now is keeping my mental maths going). Calculators obviously make life easier but I only tend to use one when I really need to.
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post May 17 2018, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE(Q. @ May 17 2018, 08:52 AM) *
Depends on level of difficulty / what I can or cannot be arsed to do / time.
Pretty much. Unfortunately, it means I'm 10 times more indecisive when it comes to shopping.
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Mental arithmetic. Have always felt like calculators are a faff unless it’s long multiplication/division.
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post May 17 2018, 08:09 PM
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Most of my arithmetic is done in excel. I am an accountant tho so excel has the benefit of showing your workings and keeping a digital record in case of audit.

If I’m cutting about in normal non-work life then mental if is super easy or my phone is dead otherwise phone calculator ftw
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post May 18 2018, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE(Iz @ May 17 2018, 07:02 PM) *
Mental arithmetic, because as our maths teachers warned us, calculators don't exist outside of school classrooms.


Grin.

OF course, when I was a kid, they really didn't! tongue.gif

My first was about the size of a brick, and cost £40 (this was in the mid-70's)...

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Most of my arithmetic is done in excel. I am an accountant tho so excel has the benefit of showing your workings and keeping a digital record in case of audit.


I use Excel a lot - which anyone familiar with my YTD sales estimates will already know, of course. wink.gif
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