# Is there a easier more efficient approach for the human brain to perform elementary mathematical computations (+-×÷) that differs from what is traditionally taught in school?

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There are various tricks and techniques to make it easier to perform mental arithmetic, but many involve memorising more things first.

So rather than memorise the whole "times table" you can memorise the 'diagonal' and use a little addition and subtraction instead.

You might use the formula:

If the resulting numerator/denominator pair has a common factor, then divide both by that before the next iteration.

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One potential approach for the human brain to perform elementary mathematical computations more efficiently is through the use of mental math techniques such as approximation, estimation, and number sense. These techniques involve breaking down complex calculations into simpler steps, using patterns and relationships between numbers, and leveraging mental strategies to arrive at solutions quickly. Additionally, practicing mental math regularly can improve fluency and speed in performing mathematical operations.

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