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August 17, 2004

Indiana Jones + Einstein = Vedic Math

It won't help you pass your next actuarial exam or fix that pricing anomaly, but if you're an actuary or just a math guru, it's good for a few tricks by the coffee pot. Vedic math is a compilation of arithmetic shortcuts believed to have been written by ancient Indians who lived centuries before Christ. It can teach you how to tell someone what 85 squared is in a heart beat or the 26th digit of pi. Don't look for your kids to come home asking you to help them with their vedic math homework any time soon, but you might want to pass this short article on to spark some interest in a young math student.

Read "Modern Students Devour Old Math" at Wired.com

Posted by Tom Troceen


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