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**The need to multiply two digit
numbers is something that is needed in more than half the questions in the
Quantitative Aptitude section of SBI PO, SSC CGL and IBPS Exams. Read on as we
discuss multiplication techniques that can be used to multiply any two digit
numbers. **

SBI PO, IBPS, SSC Exam, Insurance Exams, Railway RecruitmentBoard Exams… No matter which exam you are preparing for and planning to write, multiplication
techniques is a basic need in all competitive exams. We all know every time you have to multiply
two digit numbers, it can be quite difficult and time consuming because the only
difference between candidates who get selected and candidates who don’t get
selected is use of smart methods to solve problems.

So to solve this
problem for you we have the 9

^{th}blog post in this series which will help you multiply two digit numbers.###
**Why do you Need Calculation Tricks?**

One skill
that every competitive exam aspirant should have is swift and accurate
calculations skills since this scan save you a lot of valuable time in any
exam! The expertise in being able to multiply two digit numbers can be very
useful and help you get closer to the cut off, because you never have to
multiply two digit numbers for a questions, but only to move to the next step
of the question!

**A Question where Multiplication Techniques help to Multiply two Digit Numbers**

89 x 64 = ?

1) 5596 2) 5696 3) 6596 4) 6696 5) None of these

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**Conventional Method to Multiply two Digit
Numbers**

So what is
your basic instinct on reading a step like this in a question? You pick up a
pen and paper and multiply 89 with 64 using the regular method where 9 is first
multiplied with 4, you write the units value and carry forward the tens value
and you continue doing the same till you finish multiplying with 4. Then you repeat
this entire process with 6 and finally you add the two to get the answer.

This method
involves paperwork and requires 10- 12 seconds!

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**Smart Method to Multiply two Digit
Numbers**

This
multiplication technique has a three stepped approach to multiply two digit
numbers.

**Step 1:**

The first
thing you have to do is

**. In this case you multiply 9 with 4 and get 36. You write 6 and carry forward 3.***multiply the two numbers in the units place***Step 2:**

The second
thing to do is,

**In this case multiply 9 with 6 and 8 with 4. You get 54 and 32 respectively. Add in the two you get 86, now add the carry forwarded 3, eventually you get 89. Write 9 and carry forward the 8.***cross multiply the units places with tens places and add the two numbers.***Step 3:**

The last
step in multiplying two digit numbers is to

**. In case 8 and 6 and add the carry forwarded number, you get 56.***multiply the two numbers in the tens place*
Fast and
Easy! Just how calculations should be!

Why don’t
you try to multiply the following numbers using this trick?

Question 1: 23
x 98 = ?

1)
2254 2) 2444 3)
2554 4) 2544 5) None of these

Question 2: 67
x 58 = ?

1) 3996 2) 3866 3) 3386 4) 3886 5)
None of these

Do tell us in the comments section below how helpful this method was!

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