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200 - 169 = 31, but if I say that I watched episodes 169-200 of Detective Conan, that means that I watched 32 episodes. This just doesn't feel right. How do I learn to count this stuff correctly and, more importantly, how do I convince my brain that the method is indeed correct?
extremely basic stuff, but apparently not a terribly uncommon problem:
here's a thread where the explanations might be easier to understand:
how do I convince my brain that the method is indeed correct?
My method of turning math/logic principles from unintuitive to intuitive for my brain is thinking of concrete analogies with small numbers and/or a small range of numbers. If you know you watched episodes 9-10, it's clear that you watched 2 in total. If they were 9-11, it's 3 in total. Basic, but whatever. If you repeat thinking about this analogy every time you're in doubt, and at least several times over a longer period of time, it should get intuitive even for larger numbers.