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The digits of the numbers that you can divide by nine always add up to nine. For 54, 5 + 4 is 9 etc. etc. One short cut to the nines tables answers is to go to one number less than what you're multiplying 9 by for the tens place, then put whatever adds up to nine in the ones place. It only sounds tricky. For 9 x 6 think "back one to 5...fifty...five and four is nine... fifty-four is the answer.

Or, just hold down your sixth finger (for 9 x 6)... count by tens on the fingers on the left, by ones on the fingers on the right [of course your thumbs count!!]... and there's your answer.

Practice this page until they are fast and easy.

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