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Mnemonics as a Numbers Memory Aid – Part 5

September 28th, 2009 by Math Tricks | 1 Comment | Filed in Remember Numbers




Here we will conclude our memory technique to remember numbers with the codes for the numbers 7, 8, 9, and 0.

First, “7” can be coded as a “g” or a “k”.  To remember the “g” code for 7, simply remember that “g” is the seventh letter of the alphabet.  The “k” code for 7 can be remembered like this.  Visualize uppercase “K” as two sevens back to back (one 7 being the mirror-image of the other) and turned 90 degrees anticlockwise.

Next, “8” is coded as an “f” or a “v”.  The “f” code can be remembering that a cursive lowercase “f” resembles the number 8.  For the “v” code, I like to remember the old vegetable drink commercial line, “”WOW! I could have had a V8!”

The number “9”, as we have seen before, can be coded as a “b” or a “p”.  Remember that lowercase “b” looks like an upside-down 9, and “p” looks like the mirror image of the number 9.

Finally, the number “0” is coded by the letter “z”.  Any guesses as to how to remember this one?  RIGHT!  The word “zero” begins with the letter “z”.

Once again, if you want more in-depth information on this memory technique and other math tricks, then I recommend the book “Secrets of Mental Math”.

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Introduction to Mnemonics as an Aide to Remember Numbers

September 9th, 2009 by Math Tricks | 3 Comments | Filed in Remember Numbers




Remember Numbers

Today, the day of this writing, is September 9th, 2009 – a perfect day in my opinion to introduce mnemonics as a way to remember numbers both large and small.

As math tricks go, this one has many uses.  You can use it to remember phone numbers, remember combination lock numbers, remember dates in history, etcetera.  If you are married, then you really should learn this technique because you will learn how to remember anniversary dates!

Getting back to today’s date in mnemonics.  September 9th, 2009 can be expressed as “bob up”.  This is code for “999”; the code is simple – the number “9” can be expressed as either “p” or “b”.  In the system that will be taught to you, you will learn the entire code for the numbers 0 – 9, and you will be surprised at how easy it is to remember the code.  So, count your blessings and stay tuned to this thread of math tricks posts!

If you want more in-depth information on this memory technique and other math tricks, then I recommend the book “Secrets of Mental Math”.

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