# посчитать в столбик

## English translation: do the calculation on paper (literally: use the column method)

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 04:58 Aug 28, 2014
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics
 Russian term or phrase: посчитать в столбик «Это компьютер посчитал», – я просто его выгоняю: "Иди, выключи свой компьютер, возьми калькулятор, ручку, посчитай в столбик". И в этом большая беда. Средство стало вытеснять содержание.» From an interview in a popular science magazine about aircraft modeling.
 BrianHaydenUnited States
 English translation:do the calculation on paper (literally: use the column method) Explanation:I think the best way to translate this would be: "do it on paper / manually, do the calculation / do the adding-up manually", as opposed to using the computer, which the speaker doesn't seem to like. Technically, сложение в столбик - это addition in a column / using column method. Below is a youtube video explaining the column method. Another thing I would add is that, although the person tells somebody to use the column method, they also ask to use the calculator.
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e. usilova
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4 +4do the calculation on paper (literally: use the column method)
 e. usilova
3calculte in columns
 Dmitry Murzakov

20 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
do the calculation on paper (literally: use the column method)

Explanation:
I think the best way to translate this would be: "do it on paper / manually, do the calculation / do the adding-up manually", as opposed to using the computer, which the speaker doesn't seem to like.

Technically, сложение в столбик - это addition in a column / using column method. Below is a youtube video explaining the column method.

Another thing I would add is that, although the person tells somebody to use the column method, they also ask to use the calculator.

 e. usilovaNative speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4

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agree  DLyons: manually, by hand
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6 hrs   confidence:
calculte in columns

Explanation:

This lesson explains the partial products algorithm for multiplying two- or three-digit numbers in columns that can be easier for some students than the standard algorithm of multiplication.
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/partial_products_a...

Then, the focus is on multi-digit multiplication (also called algorithm of multiplication, or multiplying in columns).
http://www.mathmammoth.com/multiplication_2.php

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Note added at 6 час (2014-08-28 11:23:34 GMT)
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Исправлено - calculate in columns

 Dmitry MurzakovRussian FederationLocal time: 20:34Native speaker of: Russian

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