# How do you work out how to times a positive number by a negative number?

A positive number times a positive number will always get you a positive number

A negative number times a negative number will always get you a positive number

(same signs will get you a positive number)

but

A positive number times a negative number will always get you a negative number

or

A negative number times a positive number will always get you a negative number

(different signs will get you a negative number)

### How do you figure out negative 24 multyplied by the fraction two thirds?

Consider that you have a negative times a positive, so the final result will be negative. Work out 24 x 2/3 and make sure the result is negative. When multiplying numbers, there are 2 different cases to think about with regard to the signs of the numbers: If the signs of the numbers are the same (positive and positive, or negative and negative) then the result will be positive; Otherwise if the signs are different…

### How do you determine negatives or positives in math equations?

Numbers are justified as positive, which is usually written as just a number but can be written with a plus (+) sign in front of the number. (e.g. 15 or +15), or negative. Negative numbers are numbers in the negative integers, or below 0. They are written with a minus (-) sign in front of them. (e.g. -15) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ..::To solve remember these rules::.. When multiplying: positive x negative = negative positive x positive =…

### What is 63 divided by negative 7?

Division and multiplication work the same when working with negatives. Both numbers negative = positive Both numbers positive = positive One number negative, and one positive = negative So, 63 divided by 7 equals 9, but one of the numbers, the 7, had a negative sign... so the answer is negative 9 or -9