## Shortcut to multiply any 2 digit number by 111

This is one of those awesome tricks that you can use to quickly multiply any 2 digit number by 111.

Let us now go through the steps

**Step 1:**Write down the unit place digit and the tenth place digit of the 2 digit number as follows

**Step 2: **Add the unit place digit and tenth place digit (2 + 1 = 3) and insert the sum as follows

**Step 3:**Repeat step 2 (2 + 1=3)and insert the sum as follows

**12 x 111 = 1332**

Let us see few more examples to see how this works

**Example 1:13 x 111 = ?**

**Step 1:**Writing down unit place digit and tenth place digit with

2 blanks in between them.We get 1_ _ 3

**Step 2:** Adding unit place digit and tenth place digit

we get 1 + 3 = 4

Inserting the sum in between the unit place digit and

tenth place digit we get 1_ 4 3

**Step 3:** Again adding unit place digit and tenth place digit

we get 1 + 3 = 4

Inserting the sum we get 1 4 4 3

** 13 x 111 = 1443**

**Example 2:14 x 111 = ?**

**Step 1:**Writing down unit place digit and tenth place digit with

2 blanks in between them.We get 1_ _ 4

**Step 2:** Adding unit place digit and tenth place digit

we get 1 + 4 = 5

Inserting the sum in between the unit place digit and

tenth place digit we get 1_ 5 4

**Step 3:** Again adding unit place digit and tenth place digit

we get 1 + 4 = 5

Inserting the sum we get 1 5 5 4

** 14 x 111 = 1554**

Now you try multiplying the following in 5 secs

(a)15 x 111 = ?

(b)16 x 111 = ?

(c)17 x 111 = ?

(d)18 x 111 = ?