Faster than a calculator | Arthur Benjamin | TEDxOxford

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Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he's a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he's a "Mathemagician," taking the stage to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorisations and other astounding mathematic stunts. It's part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following in the footsteps of such heroes as Martin Gardner.

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    The Potato Land He’s obviously a unicorn

  • Seif Magdy

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    The Potato Land y

  • Saeed Mahjoori

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    I am from Iran. When I was at High Junior School, somebody like this would be invited to inspire us and show us how easy maths is. He was not highly educated but he could do 3digit * 3digit multiplication. Next year he came and did 4digit * 4digit!

    But this guy actually could do more. I liked it.

  • The KendamaKidsOFFICIAL

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    Jayanka Ghosh there’s a way to find the day you were born with math I saw it on a tv show

  • sam

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    fixed

  • bo jackson

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    i dont kno, are you?

  • Garett Rockwell

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    ?

  • soo miew leng

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    I see u (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • RicH_Baybeer

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    lmao, cant stop laughing

  • iiKueen

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    JeromeNoctis English too apperantly.

  • Nougat

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    Lorenzo H nahe warnt. Heute Gott an F in Mathematik;)

  • Lorenzo H

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    +Non interessant nom Regardless, Einstein was a genius, and no doubt he was good at math.

  • Non interessant nom

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    I’m sorry, but wasn’t Albert Einstein a physicist?

  • Jayanka Ghosh

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    I can’t even multiply a 0 digit number

  • Jayanka Ghosh

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    I believe the right word would be „calculated“. „Guessed“ would simply mean he just said the first day that came to his head and luckily got it right 🙂

  • Chris Lau

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    PandaPri lol

  • random name

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    g0lddenpanda Onety one

  • Askey Playz

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    Ze Best Bagguet GD and Clash Royale Einstein was a physicist not a mathematician…

  • Askey Playz

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    The Potato Land he is just incredibly smart

  • tyler24393

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    Fe4ЯLesS 79ツ I can’t even multiply a 1 digit number in my head

  • Quentin Ponder

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    Of course it is, you don’t really need any proof

  • ItsEloy

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    That’s so weird, that’s my birthday

  • Kayla Jude

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    SAVAGE

  • g0lddenpanda

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    It’s Artemis Fowl

  • g0lddenpanda

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    1 like = 1 nerd

  • g0lddenpanda

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    11

  • Symatical

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    6731

  • Ahmed JustHumen

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    That will make him nut even quicker tho..

  • Diego Eduardo Rejón Domínguez

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    ScrubCrusher69 iQ

  • Ben cave Gaming

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    square 266377.4567

  • Connor Clifton

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    Idd Facts FAX

  • PandaPri

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    XD

  • Lauren Brady

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    Will Munoz it will be somewhere in the world so technically he’s right

  • AvatarAnime

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    Will Munoz thank you 😀

  • I Z

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    He should have held up Siri to answer the questions

  • RAW

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    Aksa Show lmfao fag

  • 은하최

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    Same I would’ve shouted 666 as well lol

  • ScrubCrusher69

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    Jimmy Ortiz
    It’s still very impressive x)

  • Dark

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    Blank Bros Puns boi

  • Haven Smith

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    Asymptotes are in this mans reach…

  • Will Munoz

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    AvatarAnime XD…..

    and happy late birthday

  • AvatarAnime

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    Will Munoz good to know for my future birthday 😛

  • Eduardo Izolan

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    DK THEMAN well, I check even 1+1

  • Ze Best Bagguet GD and Clash Royale

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    either this guy is einstein or this was pre rehearsed

  • Skull Crusher

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    If u don’t use ur brain then the brain’s creator will feel bad

  • ziad hassan

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    Idd Facts No we don’t that will creep me out XD

  • Guillermo Sanchez

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    My only concern is why is that kid up there with only one shoe on………..

  • Zachary McArthur

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    DAFFY BOY he has a daughter.

  • Will Munoz

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    watch it actually be cloudy on june 13, 2730

  • sam

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    This dude came to my school. He calculated what day of the week I was born on. Pretty damn impressive.

  • Kim Taehyung and Yoo Taeyang stan

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    or 666 or 420

  • Kim Taehyung and Yoo Taeyang stan

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    I’m surprised no one shouted 69

  • Nero

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    This guy the type to solve math problems during sex to prevent himself from nutting.

  • Rush B or sneaky breeki A

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    sex will be forever out of his reach

  • Blank Bros

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    There is a fine line between the numerator and the denominator. Only a fraction of people get this

  • Fe4ЯLesS 79ツ

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    I can’t even multiply a 2 digit number in my head…

  • MARTIN SAGE

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    This is a living proof that the human brain is the most powerful machine ever.

  • The Potato Land

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    is there a trick to this or is his brain magical

  • Idd Facts

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    We need a math teacher like him

  • DK THEMAN

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    Meanwhile I’m double checking 6+5 in exams ?

  • Christopher Joe

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    i think he could swallow the black whole!

  • Jimmy Ortiz

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    he’s not faster than a calculator
    he’s faster than the person using the calculator :/

  • Aksa Show

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    I appreciate his talent,but if I don’t use a calculator, it’s inventor May fell bad….and I won’t let that happen cause I am a Good guy.

  • Lizzyisaway

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    this guy swallowed albert einstien

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