Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Finding Squares

You know the squares of 30, 40, 50, 60 etc.

but if you are required to calculate square of 31 or say 61 then you will scribble on paper and try to answer the question.

Can it be done mentally?

Some of you will say may be and some of you will say may not be.

But if I give you a formula then all of you will say, yes! it can be.

What is that formula….. The formula is simple and the application is simpler.

Say you know 60sq = 3600

Then 61sq will be given by the following

61sq = 60sq + (60 + 61) = 3600 + 121 = 3721

or Say you know 25sq = 625 then 26sq = 625 + (25 + 26) = 676

Like above, you can find out square of a number that is one less than the number whose square is known.

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