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Doing calculations accurately and quickly plays a big role in cracking the Common Admission Test (CAT). Candidates learn important formulas for CAT and practising shortcuts to avoid complex calculations in CAT 2020.
However, sometimes a complex calculation becomes unavoidable and you have to crunch the numbers to reach a solution. One effective solution to do faster calculations in CAT is Vedic Maths.
What is Vedic Maths?
Vedic Maths is the modern name used for the ancient system of Indian Mathematics. Vedic Maths is a set of 16 Sutras (formulas) and 13 Sub-Sutras (corollaries) that were discovered from the Vedas by Swami Bharati Krishna Tirtha. He developed mathematical principles around these Sutras and Sub-Sutras and published it in 1965 in a book named Vedic Mathematics.
How Vedic Maths Helps Speed Up Calculations in CAT 2020
Vedic Maths is a very important tool to make CAT calculations easy. Being well-versed in the principles of Vedic Maths will help you to understand complex calculations from a different perspective and shorten the time duration of doing calculations. These principles can be quite helpful in your CAT 2020 preparation.
The most use of Vedic Maths in CAT 2020 calculations is in the Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning sections. In order to understand how to do it, you must have an understanding of the Sutras. More details have been provided below.
Vedic Maths Sutras in CAT 2020
Given below is all of the information about the Vedic Maths Sutras important in CAT 2020.
|Sutra 1||Ekadhikena Purnvena||By one more than the previous one.|
|Sutra 2||Nikhilam Navatashcaramam Dashatah||All from 9 and the last from 10|
|Sutra 3||Urdhva Tiryagbyham||Vertically and Crosswise|
|Sutra 4||Paraavartya Yojayet||Transpose and Apply|
|Sutra 5||Sunyam Saamya Samuccaye||Equated to Zero|
|Sutra 6||Anurupye - Sunyamanyat||If one is in ratio, the other one is zero.|
|Sutra 7||Sankalana - Vyavakalanabhyam||By addition and by subtraction.|
|Sutra 8||Puranapuranabhyam||By completion or by non-completion.|
|Sutra 9||Chalana - Kalanabhyam||Sequential motion.|
|Sutra 10||Ekanyunena Purvena||One less than the previous one.|
|Sutra 11||Yavadunam||The deficiency.||These all Sutras have various applications in different contexts and are often also applied along with the above-mentioned Sutras.|
|Sutra 12||Vyastisamashtih||Whole as one and one as whole.|
|Sutra 13||Sesanyan Kena Caramena||Remainder by the last digit.|
|Sutra 14||Sopantyadvayamantyam||Ultimate and twice the penultimate.|
|Sutra 15||Gunitasamuccayah||The whole product is the same.|
|Sutra 16||Gunaka Samuccayah||Collectivity of multipliers.|
Vedic Maths Sub-Sutras in CAT 2020
Sub-Sutras are corollaries or derivations of the original Sutras. They generally mould the sutras and apply them to special cases of calculations.
The following table contains important information regarding the 13 Vedic Maths Sub-Sutras used in CAT calculations.
|Sub-Sutra 1||Anurupyena||Ekadhikina Purvena||Proportionality|
|Sub-Sutra 2||Adyamadyenantya-Mantyena||Urdhva-Tiryagbyham||The first by the first and the last by the last.|
|Sub-Sutra 3||Yavadunam Tavadunikrtya Varganca Yojayet||Sankalana-Vyavakalanabhyam||Whatever the deficiency, subtract that deficit from the number and write alongside the square of that deficit|
|Sub-Sutra 4||Antyayor Dasakepi||Puranapuranabyham||Sum of last digits is 10.|
|Sub-Sutra 5||Antyayoreva||Chalana - Kalanabhyam||Only the last terms.|
|Sub-Sutra 6||Lopana Sthapanabhyam||Vyashtisamanstih||By alternate elimination and retention.|
|Sub-Sutra 7||Vilokanam||Sesanyan Kena Caramena||Observation.|
|Sub-Sutra 8||Gunita Samuccayah-Samuccaya Gunitah||Sopantyadvayamantyam||The product of the sum of coefficients is equal to the sum of coefficients in the product.|
|Sub-Sutra 9||Sisyate Sesasamjnah||Nikhilam Navatashcaramam Dashatah||All from 9 and last from 10.|
|Sub-Sutra 10||Kevalaih Saptakam Gunyat||Paraavartya Yojayet||In case of 7 multiplicands should be 143.|
|Sub-Sutra 11||Vestanam||Sunyam Saamya Samuccaye||By osculation.|
|Sub-Sutra 12||Yavadunam Tavadunam||Anurupye - Sunyamanyat||Lessen by the deficiency.|
|Sub-Sutra 13||Samuccayagunitah||Yavadunam||By the deficiency.|
Using Vedic Maths in CAT 2020
For a candidate who has never made use of Vedic maths to solve questions before, it will seem very difficult and confusing at first. This is because it is quite different from the traditional methods of calculation that we are used to. One more reason why it can seem a bit difficult is that sometimes it has very specific uses (For eg. Kevalaih Saptakam Gunyat).
However, with regular practice, it will not only increase your speed of calculations many times but also make them more accurate. And while the methods used in Vedic Maths may seem chaotic and disorganised, each Sutra has an algebraic derivation and proof, which you can study if you are curious.
Advantages of Using Vedic Maths in CAT 2020
There are a number of advantages of using Vedic Maths to solve calculations in CAT 2020. Check the points below.
Significantly increases speed and accuracy.
Makes solving two of the most time-consuming sections in CAT -- QA and LR -- easier.
Provides an alternative way to cross-check questions in CAT 2020.
Practising Vedic Maths increases your analytical and logical thinking ability.
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