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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Today I decided I like to memorize numbers

in a different way than usual.

(I memorized 12 atomic weights out to many digits from IUPAC,

but am getting weary, so I am trying a new approach for some

more of the elements)

Say the number to be memorized is a line from a suduko puzzle:

291 736 584

Instead of memorizing from left to right,

take advantage of your ability to

remember approximate locations of each

number as you count from 1 to 9.

So you learn it by writing on paper

like this:

1

2 1

2 1 3

2 1 3 4

2 1 3 5 4

2 1 3 6 5 4

2 1 7 3 6 5 4

2 1 7 3 6 5 8 4

2 91 7 3 6 5 8 4

As a double check, say the final answer

a few times also, so it will sound

familiar to yourself if you get it right.

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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