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# Do two negative integers equal a positive?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### November 26, 2008 2:15AM

Only when you divide or multiply.

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### How do the rules for multiplying integers compare to the rules for dividing integers?

The product of two positive integers or two negative integers
is positive.
The product of a positive integer and a negative integer is
negative.
The quotient of two positive integers or two negative integers
is positive.
The quotient of a positive integer and a negative integer is
negative.
You multiply or divide integers just as you do whole numbers,
except you must keep track of the signs. To multiply or divide
signed integers, always multiply or divide the absolute values and
use these rules to determine the sign of the answer.
When you multiply two integers with the same signs, the
result is always positive. Just multiply the absolute values
and make the answer positive.
Positive x positive = positive
Negative x negative = positive
When you multiply two integers with different signs, the
result is always negative. Just multiply the absolute values
and make the answer negative.
Positive x negative = negative
Negative x positive = negative
When you divide two integers with the same sign, the
result is always positive. Just divide the absolute values
and make the answer positive.
Positive ÷ positive = positive
Negative ÷ negative = positive
When you divide two integers with different signs, the
result is always negative. Just divide the absolute values
and make the answer negative.
Positive ÷ negative = negative
Negative ÷ positive = negative
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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### What can you tell about two integers when their quotient is positivenegative and zero?

When the quotient of two integers is positive, either both
integers are positive or both negative.
When the quotient of two integers is negative, one of the
integers is positive and one negative.
When the quotient of two integers is zero, the first integer is
zero and the second one is anything but zero.

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