## Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really TryingMATHEMAGICS shows you how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide faster in your head than with a calculator, let alone using pencil and paper. Imagine knowing the cash register total at the supermarket before the clerk rings it up, or the exact tip at a restaurant without appearing to think about it. With MATHEMAGICS these tricks are so easy to learn that they make calculating actually enjoyable. |

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### Contents

Mental Division | 61 |

The Art of Guesstimation | 85 |

A Memorable Chapter | 117 |

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Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer No preview available - 1998 |

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