## 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 = ?