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**It is important that you pick up some
tricks for bank exams because they help you save time and increase efficiency. This
calculation trick will help you multiply numbers close to 100 or 1000.**

Multiplication
tricks are of great help in bank exams when you have to solve maximum number of
questions accurately in minimum time. Tricks for bank exams are handy and a
smart method to multiply big numbers in SBI PO, IBPS and SSC Exams. You all
must have found yourself in a situation when you are only one step away from
the answer but that one step involves tedious amount of calculation. These multiplication
tricks will ensure you are never in that spot again.

This is the
8

^{th}post in the series of tricks for bank exams. Read on for a super quick way to multiply numbers close to 100 and 1000.###
**Why do you Need Multiplication
Tricks?**

Relax… We are not here to discuss something you that you learnt
when you were probably 7-8 years old! We are going to discuss with you some
multiplication tricks. These tricks for bank exams are effortless and
uncomplicated and will help you do these complicated calculations in just 2-3
seconds because almost every question needs you to multiply numbers.
Multiplying with 100 and 1000 is really simple but numbers close to 100 and
1000 is not that simple! Well let’s change that!

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**Example of Multiplying Numbers Close
to 100 or 1000 with Each Other**

What is the
answer for-

(i) 98 x
93 (ii) 104 x 112

A. 9882, 11178

B. 8992,
11148

C. 9052,
11168

D. 9114,
11648

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**Conventional Method of Multiplying
Numbers close to 100 without Multiplication Ticks**

What is your
usual reflex on reading numbers like this that have to multiplied, assuming you
know no calculation ticks for bank exams? You quickly start scribbling in some
corner of a paper. You start by multiplying 3 with 8, then 3 with 9 followed by
9 with 8 and 9, add them and then get the answer. You follow the similar
process for multiplying 104 and 112.

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**Smart Method of Multiplying
Numbers using Multiplication Tricks**

Multiplication
tricks make these calculations really easy. We start with taking

*100 as the base and the difference of the numbers from 100 or 1000 depending on the number.***Step 1:**

98 - 100 =
-2

93 – 100 =
-7

**Step 2:**

Now you have to take

**so here we will take ‘98-7’ or ‘93-2’ which is equal to ‘91’ and write it.***the cross difference between the numbers and the differences,***Step 3:**

Now write 2 zeros
after ‘91’ making it ‘9100’.

**, which is hundred in this case, therefore 2 zeros.***The number of zeros written depends on the base***Step 4:**

**to 9100 in this case. Remember to**

*Find the product of the 2 numbers that indicate the difference from 100 and add it***.**

*take the signs into consideration while finding the product*
And this is
the answer!! Simple and Quick!!

Now try
multiplying the second set of number using multiplication tricks!

Wasn't this really easy!

Use these multiplication tricks while
multiplying these numbers -

Question 1: 97 x 89 = ?

1) 9833 2) 8733 3) 8633 4) 9733

Question 2: 96 x 109 = ?

1) 10436 2) 10536 3) 10464 4) 10364

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