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Multiplication

Multiplication (AB × AC)

This method of multiplication is derived from the second sutra of Vedic Mathematics, known as the “Nikhilam Sutra”. It is a special case of multiplication of two 2-digit numbers, where the sum of the last digits of the two numbers is equal to 10 and the first digits of the two numbers are same.

For example, if there are two numbers ab and aq such that b + q = 10, then this Vedic method can be applied.

Watch the following video to understand the method:

Solved Examples

Example 1:

Calculate 43 × 47

Solution:

Tens digits: Same (4)

Units digits: Sum = 10 (3 + 7)

∴43 × 47 = {Tens digit × (Tens digit + 1)} (Product of units digits) = (4 × 5) (3 × 7) = 2021

Example 2:

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