History of Vedic Maths Essay

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Tirthaji and the rediscovery of Vedic Mathematics The ancient system of Vedic Mathematics was rediscovered from the Indian Sanskrit texts known as the Vedas, between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). At the beginning of the twentieth century, when there was a great interest in the Sanskrit texts in Europe, Bharati Krsna tells us some scholars ridiculed certain texts which were headed 'Ganita Sutras'- which means mathematics. They could find no mathematics in the translation and dismissed the texts as rubbish. Bharati Krsna, who was himself a scholar of Sanskrit, Mathematics, History and Philosophy, studied these texts and after lengthy and careful investigation was able to reconstruct the mathematics of the Vedas. According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. Bharati Krsna wrote sixteen volumes expounding the Vedic system but these were unaccountably lost and when the loss was confirmed in his final years he wrote a single book: Vedic Mathematics, currently available. It was published in 1965, five years after his death. • Vedic Math trick # 1 Vedic Math trick # 6 Vedic Math trick # 11Vedic Math trick # 2 Vedic Math trick # 7Vedic Math trick # 3 Vedic Math trick # 8Vedic Math trick # 4 Vedic Math trick # 9Vedic Math trick # 5 Vedic Math trick # 10 • 3. Vedic Math trick # 1.4. Vedic Math trick # 1Shortcut Multiplication with Numbers closer but less than 100 99 1 97 3 94 6 x 98 2 x 98 2 x 96 4 97 0 2 95 0 6 90 24 Step 1: Take the difference with 100 91 9 Step 2: Multiply the difference x 92 8 Step 3: After Multiplying the difference if the answer is a single digit then pu 8372 a ‘0’ before the answer . Step 4: Diagonally subtract the number with the difference • 5. Vedic Math trick # 1 Shortcut Multiplication with Numbers closer but less than 1001) 95 5 2) 98 2 3) 92 8 4) 93 7

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