14 year old Calculator Girl creates record by solving 100 division sums in 96 seconds
Meet 14 year old Dilpreet Kaur who has aptly named as Calculator Girl. She solved 100 division sums in 96 seconds flat which is a new record. She also solved 1000 division sums in 17 minutes flat. To honour her achievements, Limca Book of Records will have her record breaking entry in its annual publication for 2016.
Despite being only 14 years old, she has set many records. Her father says that Limca Records authorities called them on 20th June. “We received a call from the record book authorities on August 20 who confirmed submission of the registration. On October 29, they apprised us through e-mail about the feat achieved by our daughter,” informed Dilpreet’s father Manjeet Singh. She has already got a certificate and a trophy for the same.
Dilpreet is a student of Huddard High School, Kanpur, India. She took to solving sums when she was eight years old and credits her skill to her parents who are into teaching profession. “No. Nothing is impossible and I knew I had to do it,” she says.
Principal of Huddard High School KB Vincent appreciated her record breaking efforts. He said, “The management, principal, teachers and students of the college are proud of this small wonder and wish her a great career ahead as she has miles to go.”
While her father was equally ecstatic about his daughter’s feets. “Solving sums has almost become a passion for my daughter Dilpreet. To improve her brain’s ability, we guided her to follow ancient abacus theory to perform mathematical functions like multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, square root and cube root. But, we did not know that her hard work would set a new record,” her father told reporters.
Singh added that, “We used to arrange for her practice sheets and she solves nearly 5,000 sums daily which further brought her laurels. She can now solve 100 division sums in just 96 seconds, which has now become a National record and it’s all due to her dedication and hard work.”
Dilpreet’s mother Simran Kaur shared her husband’s optimism for their daughter.”After registering this record wherein she had solved 100 division sums in just 96 seconds, she is all set to make a new record. She has solved one digit 100 row addition in just 21 seconds, however 19.23 seconds is the world record for which she is toiling hard. Limca authorities have already registered it for 2017 record,” she claimed.
Dilpreet will now be competing with the world’s best maths students in the forthcoming World Mental Maths Competition being organised by Delhi University from December 5. Looks like we have a prodigy in making.