Edmonton

Meet the man they call the ‘human calculator’

Hua Wei Chan's amazing ability to do math in his head won him second place in the Mental Calculation World Cup -- and the nickname 'the human calculator'

'The human calculator'

Edmonton

8 years ago
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An Edmonton man has an amazing ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers in his head 1:57

Quick —what is 423 times 652?

Most of us would need a calculator or pencil and paper to figure out the answer but Hua Wei Chan can do the math in his head.

The Edmonton man’s amazing ability won him second place in the Mental Calculation World Cup in Germany last September — and the nickname ‘the human calculator.’

Click on the image to see a report by the CBC’s John Robertson.

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