## Shortcut to multiply any number from 50-59 by 5

In the previous post we learnt how to multiply any number from 40 to 49 by 5 in seconds.Today we are going to learn another amazing trick to multiply any number from 50 to 59 by 5 in seconds.

**Let us see the steps **

**Step 1:** Assume the base as 50

**Step 2:** Multiply the base by 5

**Step 3:**Multiply the unit place digit by 5

**Step 4:**Add the results obtained in step 2 and step 3 to get final answer.

Now lets consider a few examples to understand better

**Example 1:51 x 5 = ?**

**Step 1:**We assume the base as 50.

**Step 2:**Multiplying the base by 5

We get 50 x 5 = 250

**Step 3:**Multiplying the unit place digit by 5

We get 1 x 5 =5

**Step 4:**Adding results obtained in step 2 and step 3

We get 250 + 5 = 255

**Ans 51 x 5 = 255**

**Example 2:56 x 5 = ?**

**Step 1:**We assume the base as 50.

**Step 2:**Multiplying the base by 5

We get 50 x 5 = 250

**Step 3:**Multiplying the unit place digit by 5

We get 6 x 5 = 30

**Step 4:**Adding results obtained in step 2 and step 3

We get 250 + 30 = 280

**Ans 56 x 5 = 280**