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Unless I do it the same way all the time, I can't remember which way I just did it. That is, unless I always use the same number of digits per group, every time I try to remember a number, I won't remember how long the first group is, that I decide to create, and how long the next group is, etcetera.<br><br><br><br>
29451639837520<br><br><br><br>
If I say to myself two ninety-four, five one six (nearby telephone area code) write that down, then I go back to the number and try to find my place, I can't find it. By time I get back to the number, I don't remember that 294 is three places. I look in the 5th spot for 516, and don't find it there.
 

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Gaya, without my yet figuring out why, I can say that doing it the way you said above doesn't seem to help me remember the numbers.</div>
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Sorry I couldn't help. The more I think about how I remember these numbers the more screwy it seems lol.
 

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Unless I do it the same way all the time, I can't remember which way I just did it. That is, unless I always use the same number of digits per group, every time I try to remember a number, I won't remember how long the first group is, that I decide to create, and how long the next group is, etcetera.</div>
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As stated already, you might find help at a learning center. If there are people who are familiar with your style of thinking/learning then maybe they could offer tricks that would be more your style.
 

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"As stated already, you might find help at a learning center. If there are people who are familiar with your style of thinking/learning then maybe they could offer tricks that would be more your style."<br><br><br><br>
It would seem easier to just write in commas. i figure that is probably the trick they would suggest, anyway.<br><br><br><br>
It isn't that hard to just scribble commas all over everything. All my invoices and statements from venders, if my customer number isn't already displayed with spaces -- I write commas right on them if they are paper, before calling the vendor to tell them how late my payment is going to be. If they are video, I use the mouse-pointer, to help me transfer my customer number to a piece of paper, with commas, before I make the call.<br><br><br><br>
I also can take several minutes searching and invoice for the date, since it is often on a different place, for different vendors. So I circle that in red the first time I find it. Then I can find it right away next time.<br><br><br><br>
When adding columns of numbers, if they are too long to do in my head with the "make the hard numbers into easy numbers" method, and I need to use the elementry-school method of adding up one column at a time from right to left, I just write down the carry number, at the top of the column, instead of trying to remember whether it is 1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8, or 9.
 

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Even 7-digit telephone numbers, if see one, or hear one, and want to dial it, I dial the first 3 digit, then I look back again at the written number, before dialing the next group, the group of 4 digits. If I hear a telephone number, I always write it down, even if I am going to make the call a moment later. My memory often plays tricks on the number within just a few second of hearing it.<br><br><br><br>
For example 270 0872<br><br><br><br>
If someone says it to me, and I don't write it down, in the time it takes for me to pick up the headset and put it on my head, and locate the dial pad, I could easily have converted that to 270 0782. In fact this has happened to me many times, when I was in a hurry and tried to skip the write-down step.<br><br><br><br>
Although sometimes, it has occasionally even happened between the time I heard the number, and the time I wrote it down. Someone says, "my number is 270 0782" and I write it down immediately -- but I write down 270 0872.<br><br><br><br>
I have seen other people do the same thing. It is not that infrequent that someone does this kind of thing with my phone number, and calls the wrong number when trying to reach me.
 

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Yikes!<br><br><br><br>
Why do you need to remember strings of numbers?<br><br><br><br>
I can't remember phone numbers unless I break them up, e.g. 6789 444, and find it reasonably difficult to distinguish between 100000 and 1000000 without comma dividers, but since I rarely NEED to do this, it's not too much of a problem.
 

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when I worked as a bookkeeper I need to do it hundreds of time a day.<br><br><br><br>
Not only with vendor numbers, customer numbers, item numbers, catalog numbers, part numbers, serial numbers, etcetera, but even with money numbers. I don't want to print out a check for 8313813.44 for the head bookkeeper and the controller to sign, when the vendor would have been very happy with 813813.44.<br><br><br><br>
As a person with bills to pay, I have to do it several times a week. It makes it even harder by the way. If you are doing it over and over, for just an hours or so, it begins to get easier. Then the next day it is harder again.
 
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