For example, someone will tell give me a number "157" and in my mind I will repeat and ultimately write down "156." This causes me to get addresses wrong even though I was told them correctly. I will even mentally subtract numbers when completing math problems. For example, I know that 10 minus 4 is 6, but I after completing the calculation, I could say in my mind "5" and write down "5." I first noticed this in junior high when all my math equation work was perfect but my final answer was off by one, and this problem persisted through college. In fact, when reviewing any math work, I would check to see if I had inadvertently subtracted numbers in my work to throw my answers off. I've searched online to see if others have this issue or if it's part of some documented condition.


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