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Priyanshi Somani Is A Mental Calculation Machine


Priyanshi Somani, a young girl from India, is a human calculator. She started mental calculation when she was just six years old. By the time she was 11, she was the youngest competitor at the Mental Calculation World Cup of 2010—which she won. She beat 36 other competitors by solving the square root of 10 six-digit numbers in a record-breaking 6 minutes 51 seconds. She was also the only participant to have a perfect score in addition, multiplication, and square roots in the history of the competition. In 2012, she became the new world-record holder in mental square roots when she calculated the square root of 10 six-digit numbers in 2 minutes 43 seconds.