Example of a spoken calculation
Here's a multiplication (146 x 281) together with all its steps, in words that a Brit might have used as he/she was working it out on paper before the days of pocket calculators.
A hundred and forty-six times two hundred and eighty-one.
beginning: Put down two noughts. Two sixes are twelve; put down two and carry one; two fours are eight and one are nine; two ones are two.
next line: Put down one nought. Eight sixes are forty-eight; put down eight and carry four; eight fours are thirty-two and four is thirty-six; put down six and carry three; eight ones are eight and three is eleven.
next line: One times 146 is 146.
addition: Six and nought are nought is six; eight and four and nought is twelve; put down two and carry one; six and two are eight and one is nine and one is ten; put down nought and carry one; none and one are ten and one is eleven; put down one and carry one; two and one are three and one are four.
total: forty-one thousand and twenty-six.
Ok, that's it, now I wonder how an American would say this.
Re: Example of a spoken calculation
probably too long, mate
no one feels like doing your excercise
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