Here’s an example of a **SPEED MATH** shortcut for **Multiplying a Number ending with 5: (Mul) NxM(LD5)** from the **MULTIPLICATION** category.

**When can I use this method?**

Although this can be used for multiplying any number with another number whose last digit is = 5, it is better suited for 2 or 3-digit numbers. Larger numbers could get increasingly difficult to multiply with this method.

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** Download Practice sheet for MULTIPLYING A NUMBER ENDING WITH 5**

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**Notes –**

- This method uses the concept of doubling one number and halving another thereby not affecting the end product.
- Always double the number whose last digit = 5.
- While halving an odd number, make sure to put the decimal.

**Related Shortcuts –**

Multiplying a Number ending with 1: (Mul) NxM(LD1)

Multiplying a Number ending with 9: (Mul) NxM(LD9)

Multiplying Numbers using Aliquot Method: Mul) NxM(Aq)

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