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Simple way to multiply big numbers

this counting-based technique lets ANYONE multiply big numbers together without a Calculator. It uses lines with Representative multitudes of the value of the digits to criss-cross, forming a plaid-like pattern, one then adds the number of intersections in certain crossing points to get the product of two numbers, no matter how big.

Have to try this out but it looks pretty damn amazing to someone who is terrible at multiplication and division

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