It is very hot during the summer, so hot that your brain could stop working!
Show that your brain is working well right now by writing out the 38 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 38 = 38
2 x 38 = 76
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
38^{o}
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