Math and Arithmetic

# How do you multiply a negative times a negative?

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If the two numbers you are multiplying are both negatives, the answer will be a positive,

(two negatives make a positive).

If you multiply a negative and a positive the result willbe a negative,

(different symbols will result in negative.

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So, if I can squeeze in here for a second and actually answer the question . . .

To multiply a negative number by another negative number, throw away both

negative signs, and proceed just as if both numbers were positive.

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## Related Questions If you multiply by a negative you get a negative answer. A negative times a negative gives you a positive answer multiply the numbers together and the sign is positive , as a negative times a negative is a positive when you multiply something you increase the value. therefore, when you multiply a negative by a positive, you'll get a negative. negative yet negative times negative equals positive 2 negatives equal a positive or if you multiply a negative by a positive it is larger negative if you multiply a negative and a negative it become positive because doing something negative times is getting bigger a negative. positives times other positives equal positives. but if you multiply them by a negative it becomes a negative. If you are multiplying a negative number times a negative number, you multiply regularly but the answer in negative. If you are multipling 2 negatives, you multiply it regularly, again, but the answer is positive, and if u multiply 2 positives, obviously its a positive.  A positive number times another positive number will give you a positive answer. If you multiply two negative numbers together, you will also have a positive answer. The only way to get a negative answer is if you multiply a positive by a negative. A negative times a positive is a negative and that negative times a negative would = a positive. So the answer would be a positive number. *&lt;:) Multiply the number by its self and the answer will always be positive (negative times a negative is positive) Because if you multiply a negative number three times, the product will be negative. A negative times a positive is always a negative. The rest is the same: just multiply as if they are both positive numbers and then add the negative sign at the end. Yes. When you multiply two negative numbers, the answer is positive. well a positive times a negative equals a negative so if the problem was -8 times 9 it would equal -72 I think it would be a negative answer because if you do it that many times and it is odd number it is most likely to be a negative answer than a positive answer. If you multiply a negative by another negative an even number of times, it will be even, but if it is done an odd number of times, like in your example, the result will be an odd number. That is false. A negative times a negative is always a positive. Since absolute numbers are always positive if you make it negative that is not correct. A negative multiplied by a negative always makes a positive number- so negative four times negative six is simply four times six, which equals twenty-four! +4... If you multiply a negative number by a negative, the result is positive. when you multiply a positive number by a negative number it is a negative. if u multiply a negative by a negative then it is positive -405 When you multiply a negative times a positive, you always get a negative result. 4 x -2= -8 if the signs are the same when you multiply or divide, it's positive. if the signs are different when you multiply or divide, it's negative. That is part of the basic rules of Math: A: Multiply a Negative and a Negative will result in a Postive. B. Multiply a Negative and a Postive will result in a Negative. BTW, unlike English grammar, rules of Math are true at all times. 27/2. Just multiply the whole number by the numerator. =when you multiply negative integers the answer is going to be negative because n-multiply by n- equals n+ but when yu multiply n+ by n- it equals n- so you basicly multiply the numbers and the answer would be ah negative.==when you multiply negative integers the answer is going to be negative because n-multiply by n- equals n+ but when yu multiply n+ by n- it equals n- so you basicly multiply the numbers and the answer would be ah negative.=

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