Gujarat girl wins world mathematical calculation contest

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Surat, June 27, (ANI): An eleven-year-old girl from Gujarat's Surat has set a world record by winning the Mental Mathematical Calculation World Cup 2010 held in Germany.

Priyanshi was the overall winner for the fastest calculations and was awarded a medal and a trophy with a certificate.

The competition was held from June 5 to 7 in Germany.

Priyanshi, who is the youngest contestant in the event, won the competition and managed to make difficult calculations faster than the calculator.

"I was very happy when I came to know that I won the competition and it was a wonderful experience to be with them in the competition," said Priyanshi.

Around 37 contestants from 16 countries across the world participated.

The competition had different categories of exams like addition, subtraction, multiplication, extraction of square roots and even calculating the day of the week for a given date.

"I am feeling very proud because an eleven-year-old girl has won the competition. It is a very big achievement for her that she was in the competition with such big mathematicians from all over world and she represented India. I am happy that she has won the contest," said Anju Somani, mother of Priyanshi.

Priyanshi was followed by Marc Jornet and Alberto Coto Garcia at second and third position.(ANI)

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