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# Am I alone? watch

1. aa
2. I believe so.
Grid Method take 1 minute to learn so do that I guess ...
3. (Original post by Bernie2016)
So this may sound really ridiculous but I don't have a method to multiply numbers together. I just never really learnt how to do the grid method or one of the other ones. I know how to do long division as I use that in C2 for algebraic division, I still got an A* at GCSE Maths and am taking maths as well as further maths at AS level and was just curious really if anyone else has experienced this...
Are you trolling? Just use the column method?
4. (Original post by Popsiclez)
Are you trolling? Just use the column method?
Im deadly serious, I know this sounds absurd but I have gotten away with it for so long and seeing as most of the exams at A-Level have a calc I just havent had the need to learn it. C1 has never had any questions which would require long multiplication or division afaik.
5. (Original post by Bernie2016)
So this may sound really ridiculous but I don't have a method to multiply numbers together. I just never really learnt how to do the grid method or one of the other ones. I know how to do long division as I use that in C2 for algebraic division, I still got an A* at GCSE Maths and am taking maths as well as further maths at AS level and was just curious really if anyone else has experienced this...
I'd recommend learning the column method for multiplication. Have a look on YouTube for a tutorial.
6. (Original post by Xiep)
I believe so.
Grid Method take 1 minute to learn so do that I guess ...
I know I should ive just been putting it off really, I haven't actually run into a situation where it has screwed me apart from when I did the SMC this year.
7. (Original post by Bernie2016)
I know I should ive just been putting it off really, I haven't actually run into a situation where it has screwed me apart from when I did the SMC this year.
Yeah, I can see where you're comming from but make sure things like this don't happen again as it can really screw you over.
8. Don't think there will be many questions in C1 that force you to do multiplication of large numbers. I use the column method but I just don't really think about it. Multiplying surds will almost certainly come up though...

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