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Do you trust your calculator too much? News

by David, 7 November 2019 | 6 comments

Picture of a child working at a desk with pen and paper and laptop.

Imagine you’re at university, doing a maths quiz, with a calculator provided. The problem you’re tasked with reads, “Your grandmother was born in 1942, how old was she in 1994?” You think for a moment and realise it’s a subtraction problem. Into your calculator, you type “1994 – 1942”, and then triumphantly, you record the…

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