# Quant Hacks | Aptitude Tricks Solve it in Seconds (Multiplication)

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Multiplication Techniques

Tips 1:

Base method near 100

a) When both number Greater than 100

Eg1. 110*115

100 010
100 015

Step1- multiplication of 15*10=150
Step2- cross addition – 110+15 or 115+10= 125
Step3- base is 100 multiplying the step 2 by 100= 12500
step4- add step 1 and step 3= 12500+150= 12650
b) When both number less than 100

Eg2. 93*98

93 -07
98 -02

Step1-Multiplication of (-2*-7)= +14
Step2 -Now add (-2) to 93 or (-7) to 98= 91
Step3- step 2*100= 9100{as Base is 100}
Step4- 9100+14= 9114
c) When one number greater than 100 and other is less than 100

Eg3. 95*105

95 -05
105 005

Step1-Multiplication of (-5*5)= -025
Step2 -Now add (5) to 95 or (-5) to 105= 100
Step3- step 2*100= { Base is 100}
Step4- 10000-25=9975

Tips 2-

Base near 50

a) When both number Greater than 50
Eg1. 56*57

56 06
57 07

Step1-Multiplication of (6*7)= 42

Step2 -Now add (6) to 57 or (7) to 56= 63
Step3- step 2*50= { Base is 50}= 3150
Step4- addition of step 1+ step3= 3192

b) When both number less than 50

Eg2. 47*49

47 -03
49 -01

Step1-Multiplication of (-3*-1)= 03
Step2 -Now add (-03) to 49 or (-01) to 47= 46
Step3- step 2*50= { Base is 50}= 2300
Step4- addition of step 1+ step3= 2303
c) When one number greater than 50 and other is less than 50

Eg3. 56*46

56 6
46 -4

Step1-Multiplication of (6*-4)= -24
Step2 -Now add (6) to 46 or (-4) to 56= 52
Step3- step 2*50= { Base is 50}= 2600
Step4- addition of step 1+ step3= 2576

Tips3:

Base near 20

28 8
29 9
Step1-Multiplication of (8*9)= 72
Step2 -Now add (8) to 29 or (9) to 28= 37
Step3- step 2*20= { Base is 20}= 740
Step4- addition of step 1+ step3=812

Tips 4:

Multiplication of a number which has 5 in unit place

We Know multiplication of two number ending with 5 gives 25 always
Eg1. 65*35 {Here difference betwen number is 30}

= 3*(6+1) for 1st part 25 comes after it + (6-3)*50
=2125+150=2275

Step1- smaller number*(larger number+1)
Step 2- 25 comes after step1
After step 2
Step3- (subtraction of tens digit)*50

Eg2. 45*55 { here difference between number is 10)
= 4*(5+1) 25+ 50*(5-4)= 2425+50=2475
Eg3. 105*115
=10*(11+1) 25+ 50*(11-10)= 12025+50=12075
Eg 4. 85*105
= 8*11 25+ 2*50=8925

Tips 5:
Sum of Unit digit of two numbers is 10 and Ten’s digit of both number is same-

Eg1. 17*13
step 1. tens digit*(

step1. 17*13=1*(1+1)=2
step2.  multiplication of 7*3=21
step3- combine step1 and step 2= 221

Eg2. 12*18= 216
Eg3. 14*16=224
Eg3. 3.1*2.6*1.5=3.1*3.9=12.09

Do it Yourself:

1. 75*75

2. 54*56
3. 34*36
4. 85*85