TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Two Iranian brothers, from the southern city of Shiraz, won first and third places at 21st International Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition (UCMAS) 2016 held in the United Arab Emirates.

Two Iranian brothers, Saeid Eskandari and Soheil Eskandari, hailing from Shiraz, won the first and third prizes at the 21st International Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition (UCMAS) 2016 held in the United Arab Emirates.

Over 2500 prodigal students from 57 countries in the world participated in the international event.

Saeid and Soheil managed to mentally give correct answers to 200 questions including 3-digit addition and subtraction, 3-digit multiplication, and 4-digit division in 8 minutes.  

UCMAS is the largest worldwide skill development programe promoting the universal concept of a mental arithmetic system for children between the ages of 6 and 13. Operational in 52 countries, UCMAS has trained more than a million students worldwide.

In the previous edition of the competition held in New Delhi, a 10-year-old Iranian student, Meshkat Mohammad Bagheri, from the northwestern Iranian city of Ardebil, won the second place. 

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