Quantitative aptitude plays a vital role in almost all the competitive exams including IPMAT. There are different learning techniques that makes this section easier.

If you have the ability to calculate the problems in a matter of seconds by using short tricks, scoring the marks in the exam is easy.

Sometimes, knowing the tricks to solve multiplication and division makes a huge difference in your results. There are different techniques for solving multiplication and division but learning the easiest one is important.

Worried about how to perform calculations in less time? Well, read through the post that will give a complete insight into IPMAT Short Tricks for Multiplication and Division.

Short Tricks to Attempt Multiplication Division Questions in IPMAT

Learning simple tricks will not help manage your time in the final exam but also help you solve the questions with accuracy. You can increase your speed by more than 100% by learning a few simple tricks.

Also, quantitative tricks differ in length depending on the mathematical operation and the numbers involved. 

There are different tricks for solving multiplication and division questions in the IPMAT 2021. Let's learn the IPMAT Maths Preparation Tips and enhance your calculation speed.

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How to Multiple any Number by 5?

Without knowing the trick, many of you might waste your time by multiplying certain number with 5. Generally, the 5 is expressed as 10 divided by 2 i.e. 10/2.

Whenever you convert 5 by10/2, the calculation becomes easy.

For Example:

If you want to multiply 72X5. Replace 5 by 10/2

Then, it will become 72X10/2

Divide the 72/2 which is half of the number i.e. 36

Finally, multiply 36 with 10 (36X10). The final answer is 360

How to Multiply any Number by 11?

Knowing the short trick to multiply any number by 11 will help you solve the problem in less than 5 seconds.

Suppose if you want to multiply PX11

  • The last digit of the answer is the last digit of P
  • The middle digit of the answer is the last digit of the sum of all digits of P
  • The first digit of the answer is the first digit of P and the carry (if any)

For Example:

Multiply 58X11 by using the trick mentioned above.

The last digit of the answer is the last digit of P. Here P is 58, which means 8 is the last digit.

The middle digit of the answer is the last digit of the sum of all digits of P: 5+8=13 i.e. 3

The first digit of the answer is the first digit of P plus the carry (if any): 5+1=6

Hence, the final answer for 58X11 is 638

How to Multiple any Number by 15?

Consider multiplying 56 by 15 using the simple technique explained below:

Add zero to the first number i.e. for 56. It becomes 560

Divide that number by 2. then we get 560/2=280

Add resultant number to the resultant of the first number after adding zero i.e. 280+560 = 840

Hence, the final answer is 840

How to Multiply any Number by 9?

Remember, multiplying any number by 9 is just multiplying as (10-1). You can follow the trick given below while multiplying any number by 9.

For Example: 

Multiply 68 by 9, which means 68X9

Consider multiplying 9 as (10-1) i.e. 68X(10-1)

It becomes 680-68=612

Here, the final answer is 612

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Important Rules for Solving Division Questions in IPMAT

1. If the end digit if any number is 0 or even number, that number can easily divisible by 2.

For Example: 560/2=280

2. If the sum of all numbers is divisible by 3, then the number is divisible by 3.

For Example:

Consider 861 (8+6+1=15)

15 is divisible by 3. Therefore, 861 is also divisible by 3

3. If the end of two digits of the number is divisible by 4 or end of two digit is zer0, the number is divisible by 4.

 For Example:

Consider 1600 divided by 4

The answer is 400

4. If the last digit of a number is 0 or 5, then the number is divisible by 5.

 For Example: 225 divided by 5

The answer is 45

5. If all digits sum of a number is divisible by 9, the number is divisible by 9.

 For Example: 

Consider whether 9522 is divisible by 9 or not.

9522=9+5+2+2=18

18 is divisible by 9. Therefore, 9522 is also divisible by 9

6. If the number is end with zero, then the number is divisible by 10

 For Example: 

4790/10=479

How to Divide any Number by 5?

To divide any number by 5, replace 5 with 10/2

Let us take 144/5, then 144/(10/2)

Now its become 144X2/10 = 288/10

The final answer is 28.8

FAQ's

What are the shortcuts for Division?

Speed Math Division Shortcut tricks

  • Dividend ÷ Divisor = Quotient.
  • Quotient × Divisor = Dividend.

What is the short cut for multiplication?

Multiplication of Two digit numbers:12 x 12 = ?

The result of the multiplication of the two-digit number is 12×12 = 144

  • Step 1: Multiply 2×2 = 4 then,
  • Step 2: Do Cross-multiplication (1×2) = 2 and (1×2) = 2.
  • Step 3: Add both the result (1×2 + 1×2) = 4 and write down to the left of 4 (the result of step 1).
  • Step 4: Multiply left-hand side numbers (1×1) = 1 and write down to the left of 4 (result of step 3).
  • Finally the result we get 144. (Try to calculate all four steps in mind.)