Why you don't need to learn tables other than tables of 2 to 10?
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Let us suppose it is hard for you to learn the table of 14. Then you really don't need to learn the table of 14. There is a math trick you can use to do an easy calculation in mind and get the answer.
Suppose you want to know what is 14 * 6 in the table of 14.
What you can do in the mind is that simply split 14 to 10+4.
that is, 14 = 10 + 4
Now, multiply 6 with 10 and then again 6 with 4 and add together to get the answer.
6 * 10 + 6 * 4 => 60 + 24 = 84 (this is your quick answer).
With a little bit of practice, this calculation can be easily done in the mind and you don't really need to memorize the tables other than the table from 2 to 10.
Don't worry if you cannot learn the table of say 18. Suppose you want to know what is 18 * 8?
simply make 18 as 10+8 in your mind and then multiply 8 with 10 and again 8 with 8 and add them together.
18 = 10 + 8
8 * 10 + 8 * 8 => 80 + 64 = 144 (this is your quick answer).
Don't worry if you cannot learn the table of say 23. Suppose you want to know what is 23 * 5?
simply make 23 as 20+3 in your mind and then multiply 5 with 20 and again 5 with 3 and add them together.
23 = 20 + 3
5 * 20 + 5 * 3 => 100 + 15 = 115 (this is your quick answer).
Don't worry if you cannot learn the table of say 34. Suppose you want to know what is 34 * 7?
simply make 34 as 30+4 in your mind and then multiply 7 with 30 and again 7 with 4 and add them together.
34 = 30 + 4
7 * 30 +7 * 4 => 210 + 28 = 238 (this is your quick answer).
If this trick also seems difficult for you then there is another easier method. Just go to this article > Do you find it difficult to learn the tables?
But don't think that no one can learn tables. A genius boy from an Indian village knows the tables from 2 to 1000 and he is speaking out these tables one by one in this youtube video. Just ask him the table of any number from 2 to 1000 and he will instantly read the table without looking into the book as everything is in his mind. Check the youtube video to see him in action. He doesn't even need to do the calculation as mentioned above.
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