Here’s an example of a **SPEED MATH** shortcut for **MULTIPLYING NUMBERS NEAR 10 : (Mul) Nr10** from the **MULTIPLICATION** category.

**When can I use this method?**

For multiplying numbers near 10. The numbers can be either more than 10 or less than 10 or a combination of the two.

You may also use this method to multiply numbers a little farther away from 10 as long as their differences from 10 are easy to multiply.

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**Notes –**

- This method uses the concept (10 + a) (10 + b) = [(10 + a) + b] + ab or [(10 + b) + a] + ab, where ‘(10 + a)’ and ‘(10 + b)’ are numbers near 10 and ‘a’ and ‘b’ are the respective differences.
- Whenever the number is more than 10, the difference is written as positive (+ve).
- Whenever the number is less than 10, the difference is written as negative (-ve).
- When both numbers are either less or more than 10, you add the product of differences.
- When one number is more than 10 and another less than 10, you subtract the product of differences.

**Related Shortcuts –**

Multiplying Numbers near 100: (Mul) Nr100

Multiplying Numbers near 1000: (Mul) Nr1000

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