This Viral Math Trick Has Everyone Wondering “How Did I Never Learn This??!”

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For those of you who constantly struggle with math, take heart: this simple trick has been making the rounds on the internet, and it makes it insanely easy to calculate percentages.

Most of us use calculators now to do things like percentages, and if I asked you to do 4% of 75 in your head, you’d probably just keep scrolling until I told you the answer. According to Ben here, though, there’s a super easy way to simplify percentages.

Not my way of going like, okay I can do 10% and 1% so maybe just do halfway between that minus a bit and voila 4%-ish!

No. “Maths whizz” Ben Stephens can help you get the actual answer, so hold onto your seats.

The answer is 3 – which is a lot easier when you’re trying to get 75% of 4 rather than 4% of 75.


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“18% of 50 feels hard to calculate,” Ben wrote. “But 50% of 18 is a doddle, right?”

Because both answers are 9.


While there were a few mathematicians out there living up to their reputations…


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Most people were thrilled and amazed and all of the proper responses to such a trick.

Did you know how to do this? I sure didn’t, and now I feel like a maths whizz too!

Or a math whizz, as we say here in the States.

Either way.