} I have backtracked your earlier tests and used my clairvoyance unit
} to predict the questions on your exam. This data has then been
} fed to my analysis organ for lower earth-creatures and the
} result is a study guide which you should follow.
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} Chapter 1, Digits.
} If you have a lot of things of the same kind, it is somewhat exhausting
} to denote these things by saying, for example "a tree and another
} tree and another tree and another tree and another tree".
} It is easier to take the amount of trees and say that the amount
} of them equals a certain number, in this case '5'.
} To grasp the concept of numbers & digits you could use your fingers.
} Close both your hands and stick out one of your thumbs, as if
} You now see '1' finger (to make this easier, consider your thumb as a
} finger). Now extend your other thumb, keep the first one up.
} You now see '2' fingers.
} If you continue to extend one finger at a time, you will end up with
} '9' fingers (you should have let that firecracker go a bit earlier).
} The digits you have passed through are:
} ! ! !
} ! ! Praise the lord !
} ! Thumbs up !
} If you close both your hands you can see '0' fingers. It might seem
} a bit silly to have a digit for nothing, but you will see that it can
} be helpful.
} How should you do if there are more trees than you fingers ?
} Well, image this superhuman being, with all your fingers, plus one
} more, sticking out of each of his fingertips. If he would extend
} only ONE of his fingers, he automatically would show the same
} amount of fingertips as you would if you would stick out all your
} fingers, PLUS ONE MORE !
} This is called '10' fingers. You probably recognize the two digits
} from before, but the trick here is to group them together.
} You could say that it means :
} ! !
} ONE superhuman finger, and, NONE of your fingers
} This method is very reliable and has been used a very long time, but
} what if there are more trees than all of your fingers and all of the
} superhuman's fingers together ? ('99' that is)
} Well, imagine a european football team with '10' superhuman
} members. If each of the players would extend one of their superhuman
} fingers, we would see '100' fingertips.
} You got it ?
} With this method you could get up to '999', if all of the
} team, the superhuman and you would extend all of your fingers.
} If you would like to go higher, imagine a european football league with
} '10' teams.
} You can go up to 9999
} Now imagine '10' divisions in the league, each division with '10'
} You can reach 99999.
} This should be enough for a while.
} Chapter 2, Addition
} Addition is mostly noted with a '+' sign. This means that the sum
} of the digits to the right of the '+' should be added to the sum
} of the digits to the left of the '+'.
} To make it easy, do like this.
} Collect all the football teams, the superhuman and yourself.
} Stick out your fingers according to the digits to the left of the '+'
} Ask you nanny to take a photo of this.
} Now, stick out your fingers according to the digits to the right of the
} Pin the first photo to your shirt.
} Ask your nanny to take a photo of this as well.
} Get the second photo and count the number of fingers you can see
} on the photo and on the photo on the photo.
} You now have the result of the addition.
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} You owe the oracle to play around with nine firecrackers ,
} or possibly one superfirecracker.