A method for remembering phone numbers and random number strings

AN EASY WAY FOR SAYING, WRITING AND REMEMBERING LONG NUMBERS MORE ACCURATELY.

Instead of saying long strings of numbers as single numerals, say them as pairs. Here is a short number for an example: we don’t say or think the year 1995 as One Nine Nine Five but instead typically as Nineteen Ninety-five. Having said and remembered it in that paired way, an error becomes instantly apparent if it were written down as 9159, for example. The mistake that the 19 was transposed to 91 or the 95 had been transposed into 59 would be obvious. That is an easy mistake to make if that number wasn’t a common year number but instead was a random number which was written as single numerals. We are much less likely to make a mistake if the string were written as number pairs. The typical way of saying year numbers works well for accurately remembering other numbers also. Random number strings such as pi — π = 3.141592 is more accurately said as:

three point   fourteen   fifteen   ninety-two

or a bit more accurately 3.14 15 92 65 35 89 79 32 38 46 26 43 38 32 79 50 28 84 19 71 69 39 93 75 10 58 20 97 49 44 59 23 07 81 64 06 28 62 08 99 86 28 03 48 25 34 21 17 06 79 82 14 80 86 51 32 82 30 66 47 09 38 44 60 95 50 58 22 31 72 53 59 40 81 28 48 11 17 45 02 84 10 27 01 93 85 21 10 55 59 64 46 22 94 89 54 93 03 81 96

Life is made easier by simple little habits.