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# what are the steps for example 59*53

what are the steps

Are you asking how to multiply 59 times 53?

I just want to be sure of the question before I give you a possibly confusing answer.

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Maurice S. | Skilled, effective tutoring the way YOU learn!Skilled, effective tutoring the way YOU ...
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While Robert's answer is correct, it will only work for multiplying by numbers that end in 9.  A more general answer is:

One can look at this as (50 + 9) * (50 + 3)

So one has to multiply 50 * 50, 50 * 3, 9 * 50, and 9 * 3, and then add them all together.

So 2500 + 150 + 450 + 27 = 3127

The standard way of doing this is as follows:

5 9

*  5 3

1  7  7      multiply 59 * 3

+ 2  9  5  0      multiply 59 * 50

3  1  2  7      add the two lines above

Robert J. | Certified High School AP Calculus and Physics TeacherCertified High School AP Calculus and Ph...
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59*53

= (60-1)*53

= 60*53 - 53

= 3180 - 53

= 3127