Dear Students, Simplification, and Approximation is a topic that is the easiest to solve and at least 5 questions in every banking examination are asked from this part. So, one can easily grab 5-6 marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section if she is good at calculations. All that you need to do for this topic is to be fast with calculations and keep practicing, it will always stand you in good stead. The important trick to deal with this section is to remember the BODMAS Rule and have all the tables, cubes, squares entirely grasped.

Simplification and Approximation along with a few more calculation-based topics, is a topic that helps you score the maximum marks in the quant section. And to deal with this topic efficiently, you need to be excellent at calculation because that's the only thing that you need to do while solving the questions from this topic. If you lag here, this topic can prove to be a can of worms for you. Some people might wonder how there are people who can solve the toughest of these questions within minutes while others find it difficult to solve the simplest of them. But that’s just a mindset. The approach to this topic can be made easier when the questions are continuously being practiced by someone who is actually willing to improve. Here are a few tips on how to solve Simplification and Approximation questions efficiently:

1. Remember to have all the multiplication tables up to 20, squares up to 30, cubes up to 20, and fraction tables (1/n) entirely grasped.

2. Try to do most of the everyday calculations on your own. Check the Cricket Scores that are quite big in numbers, and try to perform Average, Subtraction, Multiplications and things can do a good turn in the examinations. While you travel, you can also check the car numbers while you travel and divide, multiply by the number of cars you marked. It will boost your calculation skills.

3. Continuous practice is always beneficial, as the candidate is able to find the correlation in some calculations, can observe a pattern and might develop a few tips and tricks on his own to solve that particular question. This helps the candidate in remembering what the answer will be to a particular calculation like addition or multiplication, which will eventually save the time during the examination.

4. For some of the questions on Simplification and Approximation, there is a technique or trick given by Vedic Math that may help candidates saving their precious time during the Examination. One must always know where a particular technique or trick is to be used while solving different questions.

### Example questions on Simplification and Approximation:

Q1. 1164 × 128 ÷ 8.008 + 969.007 = ?
(a) 18800
(b) 19393
(c) 19593
(d) 19200
(e) 20293

Q2. √624.98+√729.25= ?
(a) 58
(b) 56
(c) 52
(d) 61
(e) 62

Q3. 69.008% of 699.98 + 32.99% of 399.999 = ?
(a) 615
(b) 645
(c) 675
(d) 715
(e) 815

Q4. (9321 + 5406 + 1001) ÷ (498 + 929 + 660) = ?
(a) 13.5
(b) 4.5
(c) 2.5
(d) 7.5
(e) 21.5

Q5. 63.5% of 8924.2 + ?% of 5324.4 = 6827.5862
(a) 36
(b) 52
(c) 13
(d) 21
(e) 41

Solutions:

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