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I Can't Do Mental Arithmetic

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    What's the Square Root Of...

    I just simply can't do it. I couldn't tell you what 73 plus 133 was before you could tell me. Some people are quick at it. But I never will be.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    What The Org Wants And For My Own Benefit

    two most important skills that any organization wants are math skills and writing skills..err.. I know my change when I give my money to the cashier... its quite easy actually..however U.S coins are damn hard to know their value.. quarters and pennies are the easiest.. the mix up...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Jan 12, 2011

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    Mental Arithmetic? Ha!

    I cannot do ANY arithmetic once I run out of fingers and toes to count. That is why I have a calculator. Numbers hate me.
    morticia1969 morticia1969 36-40, F Jul 6, 2012

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    i used to be able to mentally multiply and divide large numbers when i was 13 but then i started prozac couldn't do it anymore. i still can't do it a year after stopping prozac. so annoying!
    karatesquirrel karatesquirrel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Math Was a Very Diffecult Sublect & I Didnt Comhend It Good

    i dont do math very good ether they just basicly passed me threw school i dont think they cared weather i had an education or not cuss they kept on givein me the same stuff over & with 4 math classes my last year of school & i just bairly passed that alot of things i...
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Apr 1, 2008

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    I'm Mathematically Retarded...

    I really don't think I can count past fingers and toes... HAH!!!  Math is my VERY worst subject... might explain why I had to file for bankruptcy.... hmmm...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F May 31, 2008

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    Yet Somehow I Manage To Do Great In Math Class...

    I still count using my fingers sometimes. Or I imagine sticks in my mind and count the sticks, putting them in pairs of 5. I never memorized the multiplication table, so I can't figure out anything more than simple multiplication questions. I can multiply by ones, tens and...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    Oh, Numbers Give Me A Headache

    I have always struggled with maths, every branch of it. It just isn't for me. I cannot comprehend even the most basic of mathematical problems. I struggle to add up in my head, so I still use my fingers for counting. I absolutely hate it. Especially that Algebra ****. Why do...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Best In Math Award

    Not for me!    My son recieved a special award when he graduated high school last April 2.I was surprised to have known the support of his teachers particularly his Math teacher who supported him during his competitions.I'm very proud of my son.He has the ability! I'm amazed...
    JulyRocker JulyRocker 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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    Math Was Never For Me

    I have to use my fingers for counting. I try to write in the air but I can never remember the numbers that I already wrote down in the air. Because I can't see it! 
    rhawn rhawn 22-25, F Jun 24, 2009

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    Writing with no Medium

    Well, I cannot do mental arithmetic, despite attempts to educate myself such as tying my own hands together to prevent writing. This is not anyone's fault other than my own brain. I have to write on something to do math. Even the simple stuff. My current main solution is air...
    Prefrontal Prefrontal 16-17, T 1 Response Jun 24, 2009

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    Someone I cared very much for ruined me. I don't have friends anymore because when I moved to a new area it's like they wanted nothing to do with me. Of all things I can easily...
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    I am so hopelessly in love with this guy I met a little over a year ago. I met him through a friend and since then we have really bonded and gotten close. He tells me things he has...
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    I don't know, but I just get really paranoid that people can read my thought sometimes. I'll be thinking and then somebody looks at me or I get scared that they can tell what I'm...
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    You are so perfect!! Every sentence u say is meaningful!! You care about feelings although I'm not the only one, but I feel satisfied!! Thank u and I really love u, but I can't...
    Borika Borika 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I think I'm falling hard for someone from my past who has caught up with me. We both came full circle but the worst part was the fact that we had so many opportunities before to...
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    I suffered form this anxiety- importance deficiency anxiety. Yes I made that up! I don't know how I got this disease. But it was really painful. It still is some times. So what is...
    im1whoknocks im1whoknocks 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Accepting: The phrase, "time heals all wounds" has to be the biggest crock of human sludge I've ever heard. Perhaps for normal people it is so, but it certainly isn't that way...
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    Why can't you leave me alone! You've dug your grave.. You ruined what we had... You've both made us suffer.... Part of me just wants to go up to you, hug you and tell you, I want...
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    He doesn't want to date me because he lives in Germany and I live in Texas. We've been talking for four months now and I'm completely in love with him. I've never met anyone so...
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