There we applied the "the Urdhva Tiryak Sutra" (meaning : Vertically and cross-wise) to perform multiplication of three digit numbers mentally, easily and speedily.

Here, we extend the method to perform multiplication of four digit numbers.

There and Here we deal with the principles appled to Multiplication. For the application to other topics of math magic, go to Vedic Maths eBook. for more details, see near the bottom of the page.

Multiply vertically and crosswise to get the digits of the product.

Examples will clarify the method.

Before seeing the examples, let us see the formula for finding the product of four digit numbers.

Let us say the four digits of the first number be 'a'(Thousands' digit) and 'b'(Hundreds' digit), 'c'(tens' digit) and 'd'(units' digit).

And those of the second number be 'p'(Thousands' digit) and 'q'(Hundreds' digit), 'r'(tens' digit) and 's'(units' digit).

Write the digits of the two numbers one below the other as follows.

a b c d
p q r s

The product of these numbers has seven parts which are given below seperated by '/'.

a b c d
p q r s
-----------
ap/(aq+pb)/(ar+pc+bq)/(as+pd+br+qc)/(bs+qd+cr)/(cs+rd)/ds
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'ap' is the millions part which is the vertical product of the first column.

(aq+pb) is the hundred thousands' part which is the sum of the cross-wise product of the first and third columns.

(ar+pc+bq) is the ten thousands' part which is the sum of the cross-wise product of the first and third columns and the vertical product of the second column.

(as+pd+br+qc) is the Thousands' part which is the sum of the cross-wise products of first and last columns and the cross-wise products of second and third columns.

(bs+qd+cr) is the Hundreds' part which is the sum of the cross-wise products of second and last columns and the vertical product of third column.

(cs+rd) is the Tens' part which is the sum of the cross-wise products of the last two columns.

'ds' is the units' part which is the vertical product of the last column.

Here, the seven parts are obtained as in previous example. But some parts have more than one digit. In such cases, units's digit is retained and the other digits are carried over to the immediate left place.

We can do the first step mentally and write the second step directly. Also, we can do the carry over from right mentally and write it as the next step as shown below.

4201
5130
----
20/14/14/11/1/3/0
= 21/5/5/1/1/3/0 (worked out from right)
4201x5130 = 21551130

We can do the process mentally and write the answer in two steps as shown below.

1234
5678
----
5/16/34/60/61/52/32
=7/0/0/6/6/5/2 (worked out from right)
1234x5678 = 7006652

Thus 1234 x 5678 = 7,006,652

Example 4 of Math Magic

To find 3456 x 789

3456
0789
----
0/21/52/94/118/93/54
=2/7/2/6/7/8/4 (worked out from right)
3456x789 = 2726784

Thus, 3456 x 789 = 2,726,784

See the math magic of arriving at the answer in two steps.

Example 5 of Math Magic

To find 9876 x 543

9876
0543
----
0/45/76/94/82/45/18
=5/3/6/2/6/6/8 (worked out from right)
9876x543 = 5362668

Thus, 9876 x 543 = 5,362,668

See the math magic of arriving at the answer in two steps.

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