**Here in this blog, we will discuss a trick to multiply 2 digit number by another 2 digit number**

****** For example: Let's solve 79 * 86

**STEP 1: As a first step, assign values to various digits of both numbers:**

**1 to the digit at the Units place****2 to the digit at the tens place and so on.....**

***** In the above example: 7 and 8 have value of 2 while 9 and 6 have

***** value of 1

**STEP 2: Next identify pair of numbers - one digit from first number and one from the second such that sum of values (as assigned in first step) are equal.**

***** In the above example:

***** pair with value of 2 is (9,6)

***** pairs with value of 3 are (7,6) & (9,8)

***** pairs with value of 4 are (7,8)

**STEP 3: Multiply all pairs and add them together (if multiple pairs exist for same value.**

***** In the above example:

***** For value of 2: 9*6 = 54 -> So, write 4 and carry 5

***** For value of 3: 7*6 + 9*8 = 114 -> Add 5 (from above) -> 119, write 9 and carry 11

***** For value of 4: 7*8 = 56 -> Add 11 -> 67

**Answer: 6794**

**Try solving 5-10 questions, and you will not need to refer the above steps again and you will be able to carry out this multiplication in head in 10 seconds.**