# Vedic Mathematics/Sutras/Chalana-Kalanabyham

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Chalana-Kalanabhyam means 'Differential Calculus'. It is used to find the roots of a quadratic and to factorising expressions of 3rd, 4th, and 5th degree.

Chalana-Kalanabhyam” is a Sanskrit phrase used in Vedic Mathematics. The term translates to “by movement and by position.” It’s one of the sixteen Sutras, or word formulae, proposed by Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji in his book “Vedic Mathematics,” each of which he claimed represented a mathematical principle.

The Chalana-Kalanabhyam Sutra mainly applies to simplify specific algebraic equations, especially quadratic and cubic ones.