(i see a 10-5 or 8-3 in the 32 to 37 step, my mind sort of groups known additions without thinking)
I was thinking I do a lot of going in order like that. Like 2539+3686, I'd go 5 11 61 11 621 15 6225. I don't really follow any set methods, just be aware of the underlying principles and use whatever intuitively feels best for the problem.
Yeah same. I also don't think numbers in words, I just see them in my mind as a visual of the "number".
((5-3+(6x5)) + (8+2-5)) x 2
I got confused as thought you added no brackets around the numbers making it like this:
(5-3+(6x5)) + (8+2-5) x 2
Therefore I ended with a different answer until of course I looked at the equation again. Brackets are an enemy.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
look at math problem... vaguely attempt solving math problem until I realize that it's boring because I don't even know WHY I'm solving it (I beleive in story problems and story problems only)... conclude "fuck it!" and check out someone else's answer
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett