How to use the Trachtenberg method for Speed addition:
Trachtenberg method is one of the fastest ways of doingrapid mathmentally. It isa very interesting method and learning and practicing it is going to be fun. Nowlet me show you how to add long set of complex numbers using this technique ina simple way.
To use this method, write down all of them one below the other as we doin traditional method. If decimal points are present, they needs to be alignedcorrectly one below the other.
Keep adding the columns down as in traditional method. But when thetotal exceeds 11in any of the column, mark the column where the sum exceedsand reduce the sum by 11.Continue with the reduced value. You can perform thisstep from either left or right.58*
Mark this number as the sum (5+8) exceeds 11. Continue with the new reduced sum (13-11 = 2)
325+8 = 13. This sum exceeds 11. Mark this column and reduce the sum by 11.13-11 = 2. Reduced sum is 2. Now continue with the reduced sum. 2+3+2 = 7.Final reduced total is 7.
Draw a line below the numbers and write down the final reduced sum.
Below this sum, write down the number of marks you have done for each