# Multiplication Tricks for faster Calculation

Multiplying numbers in your head with good speed is important especially if you are now in higher grades. This simple skill can give you a competitive edge over your peers. In this post, we give you a list of tricks that you can use to increase your multiplication speed.

#### 1. Split & Calculate

Split the numbers and calculate.

E.g. 78 x 12

Step 1: Split 78 into 70 & 8, and Split 12 into 10 & 2

Step 2: Now multiply 70 & 8 with 10 each = 700 + 80 = 780

Step 3: Now multiply 70 & 8 with 2 each = 140 + 16 = 156

Step 4: Now add the numbers = 780 + 156 = 936

#### 2. Multiplying by 5

Add 0 to the number and then make it half.

E.g. 37 x 5

Make it half: 185

#### 3. Multiplying by 10,100,1000, etc:

Add the number of 0s in 10, 100, 1000, etc.

e.g. 76 x 10 = 760

33 x 100 = 3300

47 x 1000 = 47000

#### 4. Multiplication by 9:

Step 1: Add 0 at the end of the number

Step 2: Subtract the number from itself

e.g. 7 x 9:

Step 1: 7 x 10 = 70

Step 2: 70 – 7 = 63

e.g. 23 x 9:

Step 1: 23 x 10 = 230

Step 2: 230 – 23 = 207