**Learn Vedic Mathematics Maths DIVISION – Tips & Tricks**

**DIVISION**

The above left to right method can be simply reversed to give us a one line division method.

Suppose we want to divide 1452 by 44. This means we want to find a number which, when multiplied by 44 gives 1452, or in other words we want a and b in the multiplication sum:

Suppose we want to divide 1452 by 44. This means we want to find a number which, when multiplied by 44 gives 1452, or in other words we want a and b in the multiplication sum:

a b

4 4 ×

4 4 ×

1 4 5 2

Since we know that the vertical product on the left must account for the 14 on the left of 1452, or most of it, we see that

**a**must be**3**.
3 b

4 4 ×

4 4 ×

1 4 25 2

This accounts for 1200 of the 1400 and so there is a remainder of 200. A subscript 2 is therefore placed as shown.

Next we look at the crosswise step: this must account for the 25 (

Next we look at the crosswise step: this must account for the 25 (

**25**), or most of it. One crosswise step gives: 3×4 = 12 and this can be taken from the 25 to leave 13 for the other crosswise step, b×4. Clearly**b**is**3**and there is a remainder of 1:
3 3

4 4 ×

4 4 ×

1 4 25 12

We now have 12 in the last place and this is exactly accounted for by the last, vertical, product on the right. So the answer is exactly

**33**.
It is not possible in this short article to describe all the variations but the method is easily extended for

a) dealing with remainders,

b) dividing any two numbers,

c) continuing the division (if there is a remainder) to any number of figures,

d) dividing polynomial expressions.

a) dealing with remainders,

b) dividing any two numbers,

c) continuing the division (if there is a remainder) to any number of figures,

d) dividing polynomial expressions.

The multiplication method described here simplifies when the numbers being multiplied are the same, i.e. for squaring numbers. And this squaring method can also be easily reversed to provide one line square roots: easy to do, easy to understand.