### Multiplying Two Numbers Whose Difference is 2 - Mathematics Tricks and Shortcuts

Here is mathematical trick to multiply any two number whose difference is 2. 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. ### Multiplying Any Two Numbers Whose Difference is 2

1. Find the number midway between two numbers. (Eg. 24 * 26. Number midway between 24 and 26 is 25).
2. Square this number. (25 * 25 = 625)
3. Now subtract 1 and this is your answer. (625 -1 = 624, 24 * 26 = 624)
Follow examples below to understand it better:

Eg. 1:

61 *59
Step -1 => Number between 61 and 59 is 60.
Step -2 => 60 * 60 = 3600.
Step -3 => 3600 - 1 = 3599
Hence 61 * 59 = 3599. (Ans)

Eg. 2:

41 *43
Step -1 => Number between 41 and 43 is 42.
Step -2 => 42 * 42 = 1764
Step -3 => 1764 - 1 = 1763
Hence 41 * 43 = 1763. (Ans)

### Try it yourself:

• 14 * 16 =
• 22 * 24 =
• 54 * 56 =
• 81 * 79 =
• 101 * 99 =

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

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