To say that almost half the population is scared of tricky math problems would be a cliche. This is after all common knowledge for everyone is not a math junkie nor does everyone take an instant liking to it! However, it is very important that students conquer their fears and master the subject; scoring well in math is after all the key to maintain g a good GPA and would be very helpful during college admissions. Here are a few tips from popular **online math tutors** to help you solve tricky math problems with ease and reinstate your confidence in the subject.

## Simple math tricks to boost your problem solving skills

### Squaring a 2 digit number that ends with a five

In case you wish to square a two digit number ending with the number five, all you need to do is the following:

- Multiply the 1
^{st}digit with itself and add a one to it and put this at the beginning - Add 25 at the end of this number and the result is ready.

*For example, take 35. To square 35, all we need to do is multiply 3 to itself and add one to the result. This gives us 9+1 = 10. We just need to add 25 at the end and we get 1025 which is 35 ^{2}*

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### Tip Calculation

This is something that everyone encounters on a day to day basis. A 15% tip is the standard and the next tip you or your friends or parents need to calculate a 15% tip, here’s how you can do it in a simple manner. 15 = 10 + 5. Just find out the 10% of the number (which is not but division by 10) and halve it. Now add the 10% and its halved number and your tip is ready.

*For example, if you have to leave a 15% tip for 65$, here’s how you calculate it. 10% of 65$ is 6.5$. Half of 6.5$ is 3.25$. Thus, the total tip is 9.75$*

There are many more such tips and tricks that students can use to ease the strain and time involved in working out complex arithmetic. Having these tips handy is sure to same them time in exams as well as homework and these work out to be the best **math homework help** a student can ask for!

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## Technology and math learning

Apart from such tips and tricks, students can also employ technology to learn math effectively. For instance, take geometry. It is quite different from the usual math and requires imagination. Most online tutors and teachers at school today recommend using technology to learn such difficult concepts better. These days there are umpteen numbers of mobile apps that are designed to help students explore the concepts that are tricky. Some of the popular math apps include Geometry Stash, Omni Graph Sketcher, Triangle Solver, Pocket Geometry and Geo Board. Similarly, there are many other popular apps for calculus, trigonometry, complex numbers, and algebra and so on. Students are increasingly turning towards these apps for **math assignment help** and math homework help.

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## Summary

Conquering math troubles is no longer impossible with such time tested tricks and strategies. With more and more students leaning towards technology to learn math, teachers too have begun to employ technological aids in classrooms to ease the learning process and make it fun. Students are sure to benefit from the above mentioned tips and apps and ace their math papers if they employ them judiciously.

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