Multiplication Shortcut of Two Digit Numbers

How to do multiplication of two digit numbers using Vedic Maths Shortcut?

Explanation

Use this Vedic maths shortcut to multiply two digit numbers in an easiest way.
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers

Let us take an example 15 x 14
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers example

Follow the steps below to learn the shortcut trick for this multiplication.
Step 1: Write down the numbers one below the other
1 5
1 4
Multiply the left side digits, 1 x 1 = 1
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers step1

Step 2: Multiply the right side digits, 5 x 4 = 20
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers step2

Step 3: Cross multiply and add the values.
1 9 20
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers step3

Step 4: If obtained two digit values then do the following.
Take the first digit from the right most value and add it with the preceding one.
1 (9 + 2) 0
1 11 0
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers step4

Step 5:
Take the first digit of the center value and add it with the preceding one.
(1+1) 10
2 1 0
So the result is, 15 x 14 = 210.
Multiplication of 2 digit numbers step5

Lets us solve another example using this shortcut.
Example 1: 28 x 36
Step 1:
2 8
3 6
Do vertical multiplication, 2 x 3 = 6, 8 x 6 = 48
Step 2: Do cross multiplication and add the values.
2 x 6 = 12, 8 x 3 = 24
12 + 24 = 36
Step 3: Write down the resultant values of Step1 and Step2 as below
6 36 48
As the result is two digit numbers, take the first digit from the right most value and add with the previous one.
6, (36 + 4), 8 = 6 , 40 , 8
Step 4: Again the result is a two digit number. So, repeat the same procedure given in step3.
(6+4), 0, 8 = 10 , 0 ,8
So the result is, 28 x 36 = 1008


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