To square 2-digit numbers ending with 5: ex. 65×65=4225
-Multiply the tens digit of the number being squared times its next higher digit. This yields the hundreds digit(s) of the answer. ex. In (…5,6,7,8…) the next higher digit to 6 is 7, so 6×7=42 for an answer of 42_ _.
-Because 5 is the ones digit being squared, the last two digits of the answer are always 25. ex. _ _ 25