Principles of Vedic Mathematics are being actively taught at selected universities in England, US and also being used in artificial intelligence projects at NASA. The origins are traced to the ‘Sutras’ or formulae explained in Vedas, the earliest documented books on Hinduism. These formulae or techniques help speed up the complex multiplication, division computations. Here are a couple of examples:

1) any number multiplied by 9999…. is equal to <number – 1><9999.. – new number> For e.g. 86 * 999 = <86 – 1> <999 – 85> = 85914

2) square of any two digit number ending in 5 say x5 = <x *(x+1)>25. For e.g. 65 squared = <6 * (6+1)>25 = <6 * 7>25 = 4225

cool, huh. check out some more links on books written on vedic mathematics, a useful tool for those preparing for competitive exams MBA/GMAT/GRE etc. now that’s the kind of stuff governments should look into incorporating in text books.

http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~gpmahesh/ved.html

[This message has been edited by Ananya (edited August 13, 1999).]

1) any number multiplied by 9999…. is equal to <number – 1><9999.. – new number> For e.g. 86 * 999 = <86 – 1> <999 – 85> = 85914

2) square of any two digit number ending in 5 say x5 = <x *(x+1)>25. For e.g. 65 squared = <6 * (6+1)>25 = <6 * 7>25 = 4225

cool, huh. check out some more links on books written on vedic mathematics, a useful tool for those preparing for competitive exams MBA/GMAT/GRE etc. now that’s the kind of stuff governments should look into incorporating in text books.

http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~gpmahesh/ved.html

[This message has been edited by Ananya (edited August 13, 1999).]

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