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Nines in order
The digits of the numbers that you can divide by nine always
add up to nine. For 54, 5 + 4 is 9 etc. etc. One short cut
to the nines tables answers is to go to one number less
than what you're multiplying 9 by for the tens place, then
put whatever adds up to nine in the ones place. It only
sounds tricky. For 9 x 6 think "back one to 5...fifty...five
and four is nine... fifty-four is the answer.
Or, just hold down your sixth finger (for 9 x 6)... count
by tens on the fingers on the left, by ones on the fingers
on the right [of course your thumbs count!!]... and there's
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