Multiplication Math Tricks

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Looking fast way to do multiplication! Learn some great multiplication math tricks that will save lots of time and impress friends and teachers.

The following are some simple math tricks you can do with numbers both humongous and small, which will indeed seem like magic to anyone watching you work!


Ready to improve your math skills using multiplication tricks and techniques! We'll start out with some simple ones and work our way up. Ready, Set, Let's Go.

Multiplying By 9 Trick

  • 1. Hold your hands in front of you with your fingers spread out.
  • 2. For 9 X 3 bend your third finger down. (9 X 4 would be the fourth finger etc.)
  • 3. You have 2 fingers in front of the bent finger and 7 after the bent finger
  • 4. So, the answer must be 27
  • 5. This technique works for the 9 times tables up to 10.

Multiplying By 11 Quick Trick

The 11 Times Rule #1

  • 1. Take any number to 10 and multiply it by 11.
  • 2. Multiply 11 by 3 to get 33, multiply 11 by 4 to get 44. Each number to 10 is just duplicated. The 11 Times Rule #2
  • 1. Use this strategy for two digit numbers only.
  • 2. Multiply 11 by 18. Jot down 1 and 8 with a space between it. 1 --8.
  • 3. Add the 8 and the 1 and put that number in the middle: 198

Multiplying 2-Digit by 2-Digits Trick

This takes a little practice, but can be mastered pretty quickly by most. Here's how it works:

Let's try 23 x 42

  • Multiply the first digits of our numbers and write it down: 

2 x 4 = 8

  • Leave a space and multiply the last digits of our numbers: 
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  • Multiply the last digits of our numbers to get the last digit of the answer: 

3 x 2 

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  • To get the middle number, (the one that goes in the empty space) multiply the first digits of each number and then the last digits of each number
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  • And then add the two answers together, and write the sum in the empty space If you get a two digit sum, write the ones digit in the space, and then carry the 2nd digit over the number you wrote on the left. 
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