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## Can You Ace This Mental Multiplication Quiz?

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**Monica Lee**

Image: Pixabay / TeroVesalainen## About This Quiz

Multiplication is the cornerstone of all mathematics. It's a shortcut for addition, and division isn't possible without knowing it. As one progresses through algebra, geometry and calculus, the importance of multiplication increases x to the nth power.😊 And math problems that contain multiplication are easy to work with since it doesn't matter which number comes first when you multiply.Β

What's more, numbers you are multiplying have great significance in our daily life, (10 fingers, 12 inches in a foot) as well as in history. For instance, the Chinese believe the number nine is special because it's associated with the Chinese emperor. The emperor's robes had nine dragons on them, officials were organized in nine ranks and the Forbidden City is known to have a total of 9,999 and a half rooms. It's a very royal number indeed!

Just know that by taking this quiz, you will help sharpen your brain function. And that's important since as we age, we donβt just lose muscle over time β our brains can atrophy, too. Doing math in your head, learning a foreign language, even brushing your teeth with your opposite hand can help. So get ready toΒ flex that mind muscle! Take the quiz now and multiply your brain power.Β

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