Figuring the Joy of Numbers

Figuring the Joy of Numbers (English, Paperback, Shakuntala Devi)

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Figuring the Joy of Numbers  (English, Paperback, Shakuntala Devi)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
    • Genre: Mathematics
    • ISBN: 9788122200386, 8122200389
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    Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers by Shakuntala Devi, is a book that teaches readers a series of computing shortcuts, which will not only reduce calculation time, but also help to develop an interest for the subject of mathematics.

    Summary Of The Book

    In Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers, renowned mathematician Shakuntala Devi, teaches readers about the wonders which can be sought by utilizing easy calculation methods. Devi’s book will help readers calculate faster and easier

    This book will teach readers how to proceed forward with different types of challenging calculations, with the aim of increasing precision as well as speed, without compromising the correctness of the result. In order to understand the techniques prescribed in the text, readers are required to have a basic knowledge of arithmetic. Devi states that initially the problems might seem too complicated or out of reach, but with time and practice readers will definitely acquire the skill to solve mathematic problems in an expedient and precise manner. More importantly, readers will eventually be able to carry out large calculations in their heads, without the use of calculators or pencil and paper.

    The text contains fifteen chapters, which covers the basic operations involved in mathematics. It covers topics such as Digits, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Highest Common Factor, Percentages, Interests, and Discounts, Fractions, Squares, Decimals, and Cube Roots. Devi has also included special chapters such The Calendar, Special Numbers, and Tricks/ Puzzles, which will definitely peak readers’ curiosity.

    Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers, was published in 2012, by Orient Paperbacks.

    About Shakuntala Devi

    Shakuntala Devi, was a mathematical prodigy, nicknamed the “human computer”.

    She has also authored More Puzzles, Puzzles To Puzzle You, Astrology for You, Book Of Numbers, Super Memory: It Can Be Yours, and Mathability: Awaken the Math Genius in Your Child.

    Devi’s ability to manipulate numbers was recognized by her parents at the age of three. Her ability to calculate large sums and memory capacity were demonstrated at the University of Mysore at a tender age of 6, and at Annamalai University when she was 8. In 1977, at Southern Methodist University, in the U.S. she was able to calculate the cube root of a very large number in just fifty seconds, in a competition against a computer. Similarly, in 1982, Devi’s name was entered in the Guinness Book Of Records for multiplying two 13-digit numbers in just 28 seconds. Devi was married to Paritosh Banerji, and together they had a daughter. Devi passed away on April 21, 2013, due to respiratory problems.

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    5

    A must have book for everyone

    This book is simply Amazing !!... I found it really helpful.
    It has so many shortcuts methods for addition,multiplication..division and infact also numerous ways to find out square roots and cube roots of big numbers etc. !!
    Reading such books really helps.....be it some competitive exams or be it day to day life...through such books one learns to do big calculations in seconds !!
    I would suggest everone to buy this book :)
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    Divita Daukia

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    6 Feb, 2013

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    5

    Super!

    good book.
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    Kumar Ankit

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    9 Dec, 2018

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    5

    Worth every penny

    Very good book for people who thinks that maths is boring,after reading this book they will start loving maths..,😀😀😀🥇🥇
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    Flipkart Customer

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    7 May, 2018

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    Great product

    good book
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Great Book

    It is a must have book for everyone.
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    Vadivelan Adaikkappan

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    5

    No review is enough to match this lady's capacity and capability.

    I dont have the right to comment on such a stalwart lady Shakuntala. Every book of her is a creation from a genius for making otherrs one. Thank you mam. Bless us..... whereever you are so that I...... or rather we Indians can follow your footsteps.

    Must buy book for those who love maths and a SURE buy for those who fears maths and numbers just like me.


    Thank you.
    Proloy Biswas.
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    Proloy Biswas

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    5 Dec, 2013

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    Great Book! must read...

    interesting tips and tricks described in detail in the book.
    The calendar trick allows you to know what was the day on a particular date of any random year.
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    Mahesh Prasad

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    The pain of numbers

    Well first of all hats off to flipkart for super fast delivery time. Now coming to the book, I got this one a week back & I must say that the paper quality as well as print quality of the book is below average. it does contain some shortcuts n tips n tricks but for those who are good in mathematics n well versed with mathematical tools this one is of no use. Rest it depends on the reader n the purpose for which he/she buys it.
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    Aatif Haqani

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    14 Jul, 2014

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    Mostly Pure Joy

    Pros: Great diversity in the different areas in which numbers can be interesting & useful with some really great examples from one of the greatest mathematical genius, very high on the price to quality index, buy it if you like these type of books


    Cons: I felt the book could have been structured a little better, this is not a complaint but the flow seemed a little bit jerky at times
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    Pinaki Chakrabarty

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    Excellent

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    Srinivasulu

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