Are you enjoying these 11-Plus times tables quizzes? Learning the nine times table involves multiplying numbers by 9 and there's a really easy way to do this. Take for example of 8 x 9, take the 8 and subtract 1, making 7. That is the first of your numbers. The second is whatever is left to make 9. 7 + 2 = 9, therefore your second number is 2. So 8 x 9 = 72. Easy isn't it?

Another quick way to multiply a number by 9 is to times it by 10 and then subtract the original number. Using the example of 8 x 9 again, first work out 8 x 10 = 80. Now subtract 8 from 80 and you get the answer 72. You might find this system even easier than the first one I mentioned. Whichever suits you best you can use it to work out any answers you are stuck on. But, better still, practise your times table until you know the answers without even having to think.

Don't rush through these quizzes. A moment's lapse in concentration and you could accidentally hit the wrong answer!

1.

9 × 9 = ?

91

71

61

81

81 is 9 squared and 9 is the square root of 81

2.

9 × 3 = ?

27

37

17

24

There are 27 bones in a human hand

3.

9 × 5 = ?

45

55

35

65

45 is the sum of all the decimal digits. 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45

4.

9 × 2 = ?

28

16

19

18

To multiply a number by 2 just add it to itself

5.

9 × 12 = ?

106

108

109

111

To work out 9 x 12, fist find 12 x 10 = 120, then subtract 12. 120 - 12 = 108

6.

9 × 8 = ?

82

62

72

52

10 x 8 = 80 and 80 - 8 = 72

7.

9 × 6 = ?

54

44

64

34

10 x 6 = 60 and 60 - 6 = 54

8.

9 × 7 = ?

73

63

53

43

70 - 7 = 63

9.

9 × 4 = ?

46

56

36

26

To multiply 9 by 4 you could double it (18) and then double it again (36)

10.

9 × 11 = ?

80

95

99

108

To work out 9 x 11 simply multiply 9 x 10 and then add 9

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