### Squaring Numbers Ending With 5 - Mathematics Tricks and Shortcuts

Here is mathematical trick to find square of a number whose last digit is 5. Shortcut tricks are very helpful for fast calculations in competitive exams as time allotted is too less for lengthy calculations. So shortcut tricks helps us to solve questions is very less time hence improving chances of getting good score and higher rank in merit.

### Follow steps below :

1. Multiply digits before 5 with next higher digit.
2. Now write down the result and place/ append 25 as last two digits.

### Follow examples below to understand it better:

Eg. 1:

(25)2
=> 2*3 = 6 (Multiply 2 with next higher digit)
=> 625 (Append 25 in the last)
(25)2 = 625

Eg. 2:

(65)2
=> 6*7 = 42 (Multiply 6 with next higher digit)
=> 4225 (Append 25 in the last)
(65)2 = 4225

### Try it yourself:

• (125)2 =
• (15)2
• (55)2
• (85)2 =
• (45)2

Mathematics is all about practice. Practice more and more problems of this type to improve your speed.

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