# How to multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers?

Multiplication also known as **repeated addition is ** one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, gives the result of combining groups of equal sizes

## Answer: The following steps are followed to multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers

Let's take an example 32 × 21 to understand the multiplication step by step

## Explanation:

Step 1: Multiply the ones digit of both the numbers on the bottom and bottom as shown

i.e, 2 × 1 = 2

Step 2: Put the digit in the ones place

Step 3: Multiply the tens digit of the first number to the ones digit of the second number

i.e, 3 × 1 = 3

Step 4: Place this digit in the bottom next to the ones digit of step 2

Step 5: We will now be multiplying with the tens column Write a 0 in the ones column

Step 6: Multiply the ones digit of the first number to the tens digit of the second number

i.e, 2 × 2 = 4

Step 7: Write this number next to 0 placed in step 5

Step 8: Multiply the tens digit of the first and the second number

i.e, 3 × 2 = 6

Step 9: Write this digit at hundreds place beside the digit obtained in step 7

Step 10: Add the groups digits as shown below

i.e, 2 + 0 = 2 (ones digit)

3 + 4 = 7 (tens digit)

0 + 6 = 6 (hundreds digit)

Hence, the result is 672