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Re^2: Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make

by ihb (Deacon)
on Mar 30, 2005 at 21:52 UTC ( #443619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make
in thread Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make

In Swedish it spoken the other way around.

I disagree, and being swedish I can do that. :-) Maybe you think like that, but not everyone does. "Times" in swedish, "gånger", is just as commutative as "times". A hypothesis is that one may think like that because that's how one often does it when being taught algebra in school: 7a + 3b = 2c.

If you don't look at it like multiplication but rather as "repeated ... times" it perhaps would be easier to remember.

ihb

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