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Vedic Mathematics Shortcuts for Multiplication - Lesson 1

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riends, we have already discussed some Special Cases of Vedic math Multiplication in our last post. Today we shall discuss a simple method to perform multiplications. This method is called "Nikhilam Method". In this method the process of multiplication is carried out with the aid of basic Vedic formulae such as "Nikhilam navatascaramam Dasatah".

In this Nikhilam method selecting the base pays a vital role. Generally, we consider 10, 100, 1000..... so on, as bases depending on the given problem. The symbol of Nikhilam depends on the number. Suppose, 8 is the given number and we consider the nearest 10 as the base then 2 as Nikhilam. The symbol of the Nikhilam is (-) because we are getting the Nikhilam by subtracting the number from teh base. In the same way if 13 is the given number and we consider the nearest 10 as the base then 3 is the Nikhilam and the symbol of Nikhilam is (+ ) because we are getting the number by adding the Nikhilam to the base. In other words we can say Nikhilam is (+ ) if the number is greater than the base and Nikhilam is (-) if the number is less than the base. Also, these symbols play a vital role in all the calculations which is explained in detail through the following examples. Example : 1 Let us consider a small example 8 X 7 Solution : Method 1 : (Direct Method) Let us consider the base as 10 Step 1 : Arrange the numbers in the specific order. Find Nikhilam of each of them

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