In Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and their ability to amaze and entertain. She offers easy-to-learn short cuts on how to add long columns in your head, multiply, divide and find square roots quickly, almost magically. Fractions, decimals and compound interest become clear and easy to deal with.
The author takes delight in working out huge problems mentally and sometimes even faster than computers. In Figuring she shares her secrets with you.