### Vedic Math - General Squaring

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Today, the topic which we are going to discuss is the 'General Procedure to Square any number'. Earlier we discussed about the squaring of numbers near base, however, general procedure is another nice formula to do the squaring and is applicable universally. The method or sutra is "Vertically and Crosswise", but here it is used in a different sense; based on a procedure known as 'Dwandwa Yoga' or 'Duplex Combination Process' or 'Duplex'; denoted as (D).

'Duplex' term is used in two different sense; for squaring and for multiplication. And for current formula, it will be used in both the senses. If we are having a single or central digit, then 'Duplex' means squaring that digit (a2 ). Secondly it can be used for even digits number or on numbers having equidistant digits, then 'Duplex' means to double of cross multiplication of the equidistant numbers (2ab). This concept is very important to understand the current formula and will be used in future articles also. Let us see few example to understand it more:

For 1 digit  – D(a) = single digit = a2
e.g. D(5) = 52  = 25
For 2 digits – D(ab) = even digits number = twice the product of the digits (2ab)
e.g. D(26) = 2(2)(6) = 24
For 3 digits – D(abc) = product of equidistant digits from center and square of center digits
= twice the product of the outer digits (2ac) + the square of the middle digit (b2 )
e.g. D(734) = 2(7)(4) + 32
= 56 + 9 = 65
For 4 digits – D(abcd) = product of equidistant numbers
= twice the product of the outer digits (2ad) + twice the product of the inner digits (2bc)
e.g. D(1034) = 2(1)(4) + 2(0)(3)
= 8 + 0 = 8
For 5 digits – e.g. D(10345) = product of equidistant digits and square of center digits
= 2(1)(5) + 2(0)(4) + 32
= 10 + 0 + 9 = 19

and so on. This is called Duplex.

Now, let us come to original question i.e. how to square a number. And the square of any number is just the total of its Duplexes.

For Example,
342 = 1156
= D(3) = 9, D(34) = 24, D(4) = 16

Combining these three results in the usual way, we get
= 9 | 24 | 16

Now add these results as
= 9 |   4 |   6
2     1
= 9 |   5 | 6
2
= 11 | 5 | 6
= 1156

562  = 3136
D(5) = 25, D(56) = 60, D(6) = 36
by combining, we get 25 / 60 / 36 = 3136

Equivalent Algebraic Expression is: (10a + b)2  = 100(a2 ) + 10(2ab) + b2 .

This method can also be explained by multiplying a number by itself using the general multiplication method.

Note :- If a number consists of n digits, its square must have 2n or 2n-1 digits.

Following are some more examples:

2632  =
D(2) = 4, D(26) = 24, D(263) = 48, D(63) = 36, D(3) = 9
4 / 24 / 48 / 36 / 9 = 69169
43322  =
D(4) = 16, D(43) = 24, D(433) = 33, D(4332) = 34, D(332) = 21, D(32) = 12, D(2) = 4
16 / 24 / 33 / 34 / 21 / 12 / 4 = 18766224

32472  = 9 / 12 / 28 / 58 / 46 / 56 / 49 = 10543009

463252  = 16 / 48 / 60 / 52 / 73 / 72 / 34 / 20 / 25 = 2146005625

We hope this method will help you in squaring of any number quickly. If you find this difficult, you may use another method which we have discussed earlier( Squaring numbers near base ). Every method will become easy with practice. In our next article, we shall discuss about the cubing of the number.

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Anonymous said...

Can you please find the square of 587 using the above rule?
According to this rule,
D(5)=25, D(58)=2x5x8=80, D(587)=2x5x7+8x8=134, D(87)=2x8x7=112, D(7)=49
Hence,
258013411249
Now how to combine the digits?

Pooja Gupta said...

25 80 134 112 49
Combine the digits from left to right
Make groups as:
[5+8=13], [0+13=13], [4+11=15], [2+4=6]
Rest procedure is same and finally, you get 344569
Hope it helps!

Pooja Gupta said...

25 80 134 112 49
Combine the digits from left to right
Make groups as:
[5+8=13], [0+13=13], [4+11=15], [2+4=6]
Rest procedure is same and finally, you get 344569
Hope it helps!

Pooja Gupta said...
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Unknown said...

It comes to be
1/16/82/144/81
Now how to add them?
And please a way to add in case of other numbers as well..

Unknown said...

It comes to be
1/16/82/144/81
Now how to add them..
And please explai if there is any trick to add

Unknown said...

It comes to be
1/16/82/144/81
Now how to add them..
And is there any trick to add them?

Unknown said...

Combining is always the problem

Kuldeep said...

D(503)???

Bank aspirant said...

This is very helpful. Thankyou.

Unknown said...

D(x²+x-1)