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How to Lift in Kilos When You’re Used to Pounds

How to Lift in Kilos When You’re Used to Pounds

The first time I lifted at a gym where the weights are in kilos, my well-honed plate maths skills became suddenly useless. The numbers were all different, the plates were funny colours, and yet, before long, I discovered I kinda liked it that way.

Visualise Maths Problems With the Japanese Multiplication Method

Visualise Maths Problems With the Japanese Multiplication Method

In the age of smartphone calculators and voice assistants, multiplying large numbers by hand may seem like a quaint and entirely unnecessary skill. However, you never know when you’ll need to do quick maths, and the Japanese multiplication method (also called multiply-by-lines) can help you figure out the answer simply…

How To Calculate ‘Dog Years’ Correctly

How To Calculate ‘Dog Years’ Correctly

If you’ve ever multiplied your pup’s age by 7 to get some perspective on how old or young they really are, you’ve probably noticed the formula has its flaws. A new calculation is a bit harder to remember, but gives an answer that may be more accurate.