Need proof? Just check out this video of Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's 6 year old son Brady stealing the show from his father at a press conference with an impressive display of mental multiplication!

So how can YOU impress your friends and family by quickly multiplying numbers from 90-99? We'll show you the trick!

Let's walk through Brady's problem:

**93 x 97 = ????**

**Step One: Find the first two digits of the answer.**

**????**

To do this, subtract each number from 100.

100 - 93 =

**7**
100 - 97 =

**3**Now take the largest of the two answers, and subtract it from the largest of the two numbers you are multiplying.

100 - 93 =

**7**
100 -

In this case, 97 is greater than 93, and 7 is greater than 3, so we'll use those.

**97**= 3**97 - 7 =**

**90**

**Voila! We have our first two digits = 90.**

**(Side note: You can also subtract the smallest of the two [100-n] answers from the smallest number you are multiplying and get the same answer. In this case, we would use 93 - 3 = 90**

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**Step Two: Find the last two digits of the answer.**

**90??**

**Now we use the two answers we found before by subtracting from 100, and we multiply them together.**

100 - 93 =

**7**
100 - 97 =

100 -

**3**

**7 x 3 = 21**

**Now we have our last two digits =**

**21**

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**So our final answer is**

**93 x 97 =**

**9021.**

**In the words of Ryan Fitzpatrick, "BOOM!"**

**Try this method for yourself!**

**See if you can solve this problem:**

**96 x 93 = ????**

**(Scroll down for the answer).**

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**Answer: 8928**

**First we find our first two digits:**

**????**

100 -

**96**= 4

100 - 93 =

**7**

**96 - 7 = 89**

**Next we find our second two digits:**

**89??**

100 - 96 =

**4**
100 - 93 =

**7**

**4 x 7 = 28**

**Voila! 8928 is our answer.**

Awesome!!

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