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Old 2022-11-30, 20:49   #4522
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It's amazing that Carol Vordermann can't do arithmetic like that in her head. She has a third-class degree in engineering, which is somewhat disappointing from her viewpoint, and mine as I would expect engineers to have the mental arithmetic skills.

Sorry to state the obvious, but to multiply by 75 in my head, I would multiply by 3, divide by 4, then shift the decimal point 2 places to the right.

The current incumbent (Rachel Riley who has an MSc in mathematics from Oxford) is much better at mental arithmetic.
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Old 2022-12-01, 07:23   #4523
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That can explains the engineers shortness here in the UK but worst we have people from other fields doing engineering work, such as biology, languages, etc. I find this amazing and painful, I keep escalating internally but no luck. Giving up was my solution. Stupidity is spread out.
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