Hey Girls and Guys,
I am a Finance Major at a non-target to semi-target.
This summer, I will be an S&T summer Analyst at one of the BBs.
My Problem is that I am not very fast at mental arithmetic questions. I can do them in an average time frame, but, not super fast enough. I am very comfortable with mid-level math (Calc I-III, Differentials Equations, Proofs) as I have gotten As thus far in all my math courses and hope to continue doing so.
(1) How can I improve the speed of my mental calculations to speeds necessary for traders?
(eg 84x27 takes me roughly 30secs and probably a bit more if caught off-guard)
Easier questions like some I have gotten before in interviews 5^4 and 16x14 took 2-8 seconds