Sometimes the daily prompt sparks an immediate reaction. Not so today’s.

**We all know how to do ****something**** well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do.**

**Photographers, artists, poets: show us TEACHING.**

Without wishing to boast, there are so many things I enjoy doing that I am rather spoilt for choice.

It would be difficult to teach you how to solve a cryptic crossword. I have solved one since lunch. (The daily prompt arrives at 1pm here in the UK.) The information is available on-line already. There is a well-known puzzle publisher with a website.

If you blog, I don’t suppose you need any instruction on using a word-processing program such as Word or the box on WordPress, where you can type directly (and risk losing your information, in the event of a power cut or other unexpected fault). I do have some particular hints and tips learned from experience, but I don’t believe in spoon-feeding people!

I could give you some hints and tips for helping the environment, but I’ve already done that.

I could direct you to a post I have read today about standards for posting to social media.

I could give you some knowhow for sewing and knitting.

Or I could tell you the story about the person people make jokes about. He went for a job interview. He was asked whether he knew his 9 times table.

Oh, yes, he replied and he wrote a column of numbers downwards:-

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Then he started at the bottom and wrote another column upwards starting 0,1, etc:-

So he had

09

18

27

36

45

54

63

72

81

90

So now you have a neat way of constructing the 9 times table.

Have you seen this done before? Does it help you recognise whether a number is divisible by nine?

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If you add the individual numbers of any number and the resulting sum is divisible by 9, then the original number is divisible by 9.

For example: 918

9+1+8=18

18 is divisible by 9 therefore 918 is divisible by 9.

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If you add the 1 and the 8 you have 9. Just keep adding! Sue

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What a cool trick. I’ve never seen this before.

Lee

Wrote By Rote

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My Dad showed me this with paper and pencil more years ago than I care to say. It works better acted out! Sue

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Oh yes I knew that trick 😛 I learnt 9 times table bu this technique 😉

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