We are going to introduce a very interesting shortcut from Vedic Maths called Criss-Cross System of Multiplication. If you use this technique, we can get the answer in 1 step. Lets see how to you this method of multiplication to multiply two 2-digit numbers.

The following video tutorial explains the shortcut in greater detail.

The following figure explains the complete steps involved in the criss-cross multiplication of two 2-digit numbers.

As you can see, there are 3 steps in getting the final answer. However, if you practice it, you can directly get the final answer.

Using this shortcut, can you obtain the answers of the following :

- 32 x 12
- 34 x 45
- 56 x 98
- 12 x 13

P.S : This is a video tutorial. There is already another article on the same topic, where I have discussed the criss-cross multiplication in greater detail with more example. You can read it here.

I hope you find this tutorial useful. If you have any doubts with this tutorial, please leave a comment or contact me, I would be glad to help.