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## Vertically and Crosswise – A simple and effective method of multiplication

In my workshops I have seen kids and children struggling with multiplication . Specially if it is two or three digit multiplication their faces will just turn sad in few seconds. And they will shout in unison , ” No Mam not again ” So I teach them a simple method of multiplication which is not only […]

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The Sutra means “By the Deficiency”. Here find the deficiency of the number to its nearest base. The difference between the number and the base is termed as deviation or reference base or complement which may be positive or negative. Example: Number Base Deficiency 8 10 10 – 8 = 2 14 10 10   […]

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## Sutra 2 – Nikhilam navatascaramam Dasatah

The Sutra means “All from 9 and the last from 10”.  In mathematical terms, this means find complement of a number.  Subtract the number from the nearest power of 10 such as 10, 100, 1000 etc. The power of 10 from which the difference is calculated is called the Base. The difference between the number […]

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## Sutra 1 – Ekadhikena Purvena

The Sutra means “By one more than the previous one”.  In simple words, add 1 to the previous number to obtain the next number. Example To get 6, Add 1 to the previous number 5 (5 + 1 = 6) To get 26, add 1 to the previous number 25 ( 25 + 1 = […]