Make math anxiety a thing of the past.
If you regularly find yourself sweating when it’s time to calculate a tip or convert a recipe measurement, you’re not alone. Many of us relied on memorization to (barely) pass math courses in school, and in our struggle, never really understood the relationships between the concepts we were studying. Not to worry—it’s never too late to learn simple tricks to confidently tackle some of the everyday calculations you dread. Read on for a roundup of useful math hacks to make your life easier, from multiplication shortcuts to the quickest way to calculate a percentage in your head.
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How to calculate a tip, convert temperature quickly, and more.
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