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Multiplication Tables are the first step to learning to multiply and divide multiple digit numbers. Once you know about the numbers and are able to perform simple addition and subtraction of numbers, you are ready to take on the problems involving multiplication and division along with addition and subtraction. However, it is almost impossible to multiply or divide two multiple digit numbers unless you have memorized the multiplication tables. It is true that there are no alternatives to multiplication tables and thus you need to memorize them at any cost, but there are certain tricks that can make it save your time and efforts. With these simple tricks and tips, you can learn mathematical tables in lesser time and with greater ease.

Let us learn, How To Memorize Multiplication Tables with some Simple Tips and Tricks

1. If you are still worried about ‘How To Memorize Multiplication Tables’, this first tip will cut down your efforts to just half or 50%. So if you thought that it would take 50 hours to memorize the multiplication tables, you will now need just 25 hours.
As you can see in the image below, the two halves are mirror images of each other. In simpler terms, 5 multiplied by 2 is same as 2 multiplied by 5 i.e.
5 * 2 = 2 *5 =10

Thus, if you know what is 2 multiplied by 5, you do not need to memorize what is 5 multiplied by 2.

2. Let us make your task of ‘How To Memorize Multiplication Tables’ easier by trying to understand special patterns in the multiplication tables.

If you know how to add two numbers, you do not need to memorize table of 2 as each term in the table can be simply obtained by adding that term to itself. Suppose you want to know what 2 multiplied by 5 is, just add 5 with 5 which is 10. Similarly, 2 multiplied by 8 is 8 + 8 i.e. 16 and so on.

The terms in multiplication table for 5 always ends at 0 or 5 and the pattern of 0 and 5 repeats.

If you look at the individual digits of the terms in the table of 9, you would observe a simple pattern. Table for 9: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81. If you look the first digit it is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and the second digit is 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Table for 10 is simplest as it is like simple counting number from 1 to last and adding 0 at the end.

Table for 11 is also extremely simple as you just form the pairs of the numbers starting from 1 as 11, 22, 33, 44 and so on.

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