Fast multiplication tricks with zero possibility of error always give you an advantage in competitive examinations and to fulfill this purpose here we would learn about some unique Mental math tricks and tips.

**Use of Percentage in Fast Multiplication**

A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100, denoted using the % sign.

Example: 45%=45/100=0.45

For quick multiplication, the concept of percentage is very useful. Here we would study its application in common calculations.

**Fraction Values of Percentage (Multiplication Tricks)**

Suppose we have to find the value of 25% of 324.

Here 25%=25/100=1/4 (1/4 is the fraction value of 25%)

So, the required answer=1/4 Ã— 324=81

It means that to find 25% of any value, it should be divided by 4 (multiplied by 1/4)

In other words, we can say 1/4 is the fraction value of 25%

1/4Ã—100%=25%

Fractions | % (Mixed Fraction) | % (Simplified) |

\frac{1}{2} | 50% | 50 % |

\frac{1}{3} | 33\frac{1}{3}% | 33.33 % |

\frac{1}{4} | 25% | 25 % |

\frac{1}{5} | 20% | 20 % |

\frac{1}{6} | 16\frac{2}{3}% | 16.67 % |

\frac{1}{7} | 14\frac{2}{7}% | 14.28 % |

\frac{1}{8} | 12\frac{1}{2}% | 12.5 % |

\frac{1}{9} | 11\frac{1}{9}% | 11.11 % |

\frac{1}{10} | 10% | 10 % |

\frac{1}{11} | 9\frac{1}{11}% | 9.09 % |

\frac{1}{12} | 8\frac{1}{3}% | 8.33 % |

\frac{1}{13} | 7\frac{9}{13}% | 7.69 % |

\frac{1}{14} | 7\frac{1}{7}% | 7.14 % |

\frac{1}{15} | 6\frac{2}{3}% | 6.67 % |

\frac{1}{16} | 6\frac{1}{4}% | 6.25 % |

\frac{1}{17} | 5\frac{15}{17}% | 5.88 % |

\frac{1}{18} | 5\frac{5}{9}% | 5.55 % |

\frac{1}{19} | 5\frac{5}{19}% | 5.26 % |

\frac{1}{20} | 5% | 5 % |

\frac{1}{21} | 4\frac{16}{21}% | 4.76 % |

\frac{1}{22} | 4\frac{6}{11}% | 4.54 % |

\frac{1}{23} | 4\frac{8}{23}% | 4.35 % |

\frac{1}{24} | 4\frac{1}{6}% | 4.16 % |

\frac{1}{25} | 4% | 4 % |

\frac{1}{26} | 3\frac{11}{13}% | 3.84 % |

\frac{1}{27} | 3\frac{19}{27}% | 3.70 % |

\frac{1}{28} | 3\frac{4}{7}% | 3.57 % |

\frac{1}{29} | 3\frac{13}{29}% | 3.45 % |

\frac{1}{30} | 3\frac{1}{3}% | 3.33 % |

Other important fractions:

1/8=12.5%, 2/8=25%, 3/8=37.5%, 4/8=50%

5/8=62.5%, 6/8=75%, 7/8=87.5%, 8/8=100%

1/6=16.67% then 83.33%=100%-16.67%=1-1/6=5/6

**Que 1: Find 178% of 742 ?**

**Solution:**

Method:1178% of 742 =(200% â€“ 20% â€“ 2%)Ã—742 =(2 - \frac{2}{10} - \frac{2}{100})Ã—742 =1484 â€“ 148.4 â€“ 14.84 =1484 â€“ 163.24 =1320.76 | Method:2742% of 178 =(700% + 50% â€“ 10% + 2%)Ã—178 =(7 - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{10})Ã—178 =1246 + 89 â€“ 17.8 +2Ã—1.78 =1246 + 89 â€“ 17.8 + 3.56 =1320.76 |

**Que 2: Find the value of 1667Ã—1428Ã—3738 ?**

** (a) 7354151788**

** (b)8543714218**

** (c)8898219288**

** (d)9163818218**

**Solution: **

1667=16.67Ã—100=16.67% Ã—100Ã—100=1/6Ã—10000

1428=14.28Ã—100=14.28% Ã—100Ã—100=1/7Ã—10000

=1/6Ã—1/7Ã—3738Ã—100000000

=89Ã—100000000

=8900000000 (Approximately)

So, Option (C) is correct.

**Que 3: Find the value of 57Ã—78 ?**

**Solution: **

=57%Ã—100Ã—78

=(50%+5%+2%)Ã—78Ã—100

=(1/2+1/20+2/100)Ã—78Ã—100

=(39+3.9+1.56)Ã—100

=44.46Ã—100

=4446

**Product of numbers whose sum of unit digits is equal to 10 **

Multiplication Tricks for the product of two numbers in a special case.

**Conditions (Multiplication Tricks)****:**

- Only the unit digits of the two numbers should be different and the sum of the unit digits should be equal to 10.
- Unit digits could be the same also, in the case of 5 and 5 because 5+5=10.

Que 1: Find the value of 36Ã—34.

Step 1: Product of unit digits= 6Ã—4=24 (It should be of 2 digits)

Step 2: n, a number made by the remaining digits

Here n=3

nÃ—(n+1)=3Ã—4=12

Required product of the numbers=1224

Que 2: Find the value of 151Ã—159.

Step 1: Product of unit digits= 1Ã—9=09 (It should be of 2 digits)

Step 2: n, a number made by the remaining digits

Here n=15

nÃ—(n+1)=15Ã—16=(30/2)Ã—16=240

Required product of the numbers=24009

Que 3: Find the value of 145Â².

145Â²=145Ã—145

Step 1: 5Â²=25

Step 2: 14Ã—15=14Ã—(30/2)=210

Required product of the numbers=21025

**The product of mixed fractions whose sum of fractional parts is equal to 1**

**Conditions (Multiplication Tricks):**

- The sum of fractional parts =1
- The whole numbers should be the same.

Que 1: Find the value of 17\frac{2}{7}Ã—17\frac{5}{7}?

Step 1: Product of fractional parts=

\frac{2}{7}Ã—\frac{5}{7}=\frac{10}{49}

Step 2: n, whole number

nÃ—(n+1)=17Ã—18=17Ã—(17+1)=17Â²+17=289+17=306

Required product =306\frac{10}{49}

Que 2: Find the value of 7\frac{5}{9}Ã—7\frac{4}{9}?

Step 1: Product of fractional parts=

\frac{5}{9}Ã—\frac{4}{9}=\frac{20}{81}

Step 2: n, whole number

nÃ—(n+1)=7Ã—8=56

Required product =56\frac{20}{81}

**The square of any number (Multiplication Tricks)**

Here we would use a very common formula of the square but in a different way

**(a+b)Â²=aÂ²+2ab+bÂ²**

Que 1: Find the value of 43Â².

Step 1: Break the number into two parts (a & b)

where â€˜bâ€™ is the unit digit and â€˜aâ€™ is the remaining part.

Step 2: aÂ² / 2ab / bÂ²

=4Â² / 2Ã—4Ã—3 / 3Â²

=16 / 24 / 9

=16+2 / 4 / 9

=18 / 4 / 9

=1849

The required result=1849

Que 2: Find the value of 127Â².

Step 1: Break the number into two parts (a & b)

where â€˜bâ€™ is the unit digit and â€˜aâ€™ is the remaining part.

Step 2: aÂ² / 2ab / bÂ²

=12Â² / 2Ã—12Ã—7 / 7Â²

=144 / 168 / 49

=144 / 168+4=172 / 9

=144 / 172 / 9

=144+17 / 2 / 9

=161 / 2 / 9

The required result=16129

**Multiplication by 11 (Multiplication Tricks)**

Que 1: Find the value of 41573Ã—11.

Que 2: Find the value of 47Ã—11.

= 4 / 4+7=11 / 7

=4+1=5 / 1 / 7

=517

**Magical Pyramids (Multiplication Tricks)**

**Series of 1 (Multiplication Tricks):**

11Ã—11=121

111Ã—111=12321

1111Ã—1111=1234321

11111Ã—11111=123454321

111111Ã—111111=12345654321

â€¦..and so on

**Series of 3 (Multiplication Tricks):**

3Â²=09

33Â²=1089

333Â²=110889

3333Â²=11108889

33333Â²=1111088889

333333Â²=111110888889

â€¦..and so on

**Series of 6 (Multiplication Tricks):**

6Â²=36

66Â²=4356

666Â²=443556

6666Â²=44435556

66666Â²=4444355556

666666Â²=444443555556

â€¦..and so on

**Series of 9 (Multiplication Tricks):**

9Â²=81

99Â²=9801

999Â²=998001

9999Â²=99980001

99999Â²=9999800001

999999Â²=999998000001

â€¦..and so on

Que: Find the value of 44444Ã—55555.

Solution:

=11111Ã—4Ã—11111Ã—5

=11111Â²Ã—20

=123454321Ã—20

=2469086420

**Difference between Place Value and Face Value**

**Place Value: **It gives the value of a digit based on its position in a number. It changes according to the place of the digit.

**Face Value: **The actual value of the digit.

Example: Letâ€™s take the number 24578

Position | Place Value | Face Value |

Unit digit Tens digit Hundreds digit Thousands digit Ten Thousands digit | 8Ã—1=8 7Ã—10=70 5Ã—100=500 4Ã—1000=4000 2Ã—10000=20000 | 8 7 5 4 2 |

**Multiplying the numbers close to 100**

**Case 1: Both the numbers are below 100**

Example (1): 89Ã—97 (Multiplication Tricks)

Example (2): 97Ã—98

Example (3): 88Ã—85

**Case 2: Both the numbers are above 100**

Example (1): 112Ã—109

**Case 3: One number is greater and another is lesser than 100**

Example (1): 98Ã—107

Example (2): 88Ã—113

Example (3): 98Ã—103

**Multiplying the numbers close to 1000**

The method is the same as given above, with a very slight difference

Example: 1012Ã—989

**Multiplying the numbers close to 10000**

Example: 10017Ã—9992

**Multiplying the numbers close to 700**

700=7Ã—10Â²

Example: 688Ã—711

**Multiplying the numbers close to 5000**

Example: 4992Ã—5003

**Note:** Division is easy in comparison to multiplication. So, avoid multiplying with more than one digit to reduce the calculation error and time.

Ã—5=Ã—\frac{10}{2}

Ã—25=Ã—\frac{100}{4}

Ã—125=Ã—\frac{1000}{8}

Ã—625=Ã—\frac{10000}{16}

Ã—75=Ã—\frac{300}{4}

Ã—15=Ã—\frac{30}{2}

â€¦.and so on

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**Frequently Asked Questions**

**Difference between factors and multiples.****Factors:**The factor of any number can completely divide that number.Â

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Example: Factors of 12 are 1,2,3,4,6,12.**Multiples:**A multiple can be obtained by multiplying any number with an integer.

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Example: 12Ã— -1= -12, 12Ã— 0= 0, 12Ã— 1= 12, 12Ã— 5= 60 ,etc.**What is Prime Factorization?**Every number can be expressed in the form of a product of its Prime factors. This way of expression is known as Prime Factorization.Â

Example: 12=2Â²Ã—3, 100=2Â²Ã—5Â², 3780=2Â²Ã—3Â³Ã—5Ã—7, etc.**What are the rules of multiplication?**Any number multiplied with zero results in always being zero.

The result of the multiplication of two numbers with different signs is always negative.

Negative Ã— Negative= PositiveÂ

Positive Ã— Positive= PositiveÂ

Negative Ã— Positive= Negative**What is the relationship between multiplication and addition?**Multiplication is the quick method of repeated addition of any number.Â

Example: 4Ã—5=20

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The sum of fours, five times: 4Ã—5=4+4+4+4+4

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The sum of fives, four times: 4Ã—5=5+5+5+5**Who invented Multiplication?**Multiplication is one of the four elementary arithmetic operations with addition, subtraction, and division.Â

The ancient Babylonians are considered the inventors of multiplication tables, dating back to 4000 years.

**Quick Multiplication (Quiz)**

12 questions with solutions, based on the concept of quick multiplication.