Method for multiplying numbers where the first figures are the same and the last figures add up to 10 FOR EG:

32 x 38 = 1216 Both numbers here start with 3 THEY ARE SAME and the last figures (2 and 8) add up to 10 So we just multiply 3 by 4 (the next number up) to get 12 for the first part of the answer. And we multiply the last figures: 2 x 8 = 16 to get the last part of the answer. � And 81 x 89 = 7209 We put 09 since we need two figures as in all the other examples