To multiply two 2digit numbers without showing work, first multiply the ones digits together, then 'crossmultiply,' and finally multiply the tens digits together. Make sure to carry whenever a product exceeds 9. As you will see in the examples below, you must work your way from right to left to perform this trick. Example 1: 12 x 23
Example 2: 31 x 24
Note: This trick will also work on numbers with zeroes and decimal points. Also as you are crossmultiplying, it is generally easier to begin with the larger product and then add the smaller product. Proverb: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush Meaning: You use this proverb to say it is better to accept something that you have or you can use now than to try to get something better that you might not be able to obtain. Sometimes people just say, "A bird in the hand." If someone says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," he/she means that it is better to be satisfied with something you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better you may not succeed in getting. Example: If I were you, I'd accept the job. It might not be the best job for you, but a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 (per cent meaning “per hundred” in Latin). It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”, or the abbreviation “pct”. For example, 45% (read as “fortyfive percent”) is equal to 45/100, or 0.45. Percentages are used to express how large/small one quantity is, relative to another quantity. The first quantity usually represents a part of, or a change in, the second quantity, which should be greater than zero. For example, an increase of $ 0.15 on a price of $ 2.50 is an increase by a fraction of 0.15/2.50 = 0.06. Expressed as a percentage, this is therefore a 6% increase. Remember that:
Example: Let's consider the number 50.

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