What is a Trachtenberg System?

When I encountered the words Trachtenberg System, I searched for it and found out that it’s about rapid mental calculation. So, since I love math, I easily get interested in this system:

Below is a quick description of the system according to wikipedia:

The Trachtenberg System is a system of rapid mental calculation, somewhat similar to Vedic mathematics. It was developed by the Ukrainian engineer Jakow Trachtenberg in order to keep his mind occupied while being held in a Nazi concentration camp. The system consists of a number of readily memorized patterns that allow one to perform arithmetic computations very quickly.

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