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# Multiplying negative numbers?

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any two negative numbers multiplied together equals a positive number. any two positives numbers multiplied together equal positive numbers and any negative and positive numbers multiplied together equals a negative.

negative, negative = positive
negative, positive = negative
positive, positive = positive

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## Related Questions Multiplying a positive and negative number will give a negative result. The result is a negative number. When you are multiplying numbers, if both numbers have the same signs, then the answer is positive; and if the numbers have different signs, the answer is negative. Otherwise, it's just like multiplying two positive numbers.-56 x -8 = 448 Yes, if you are adding two negative numbers then the answer will be a negative. However, if you are multiplying or dividing two negative numbers then the answer will be a positive number. (-5)2 = 25. This is because multiplying two negative numbers together always leads to a positive number. Think about it like taking a negative amount of negative numbers, which switches them over to positive numbers. -52 = -25, because you are not multiplying negative 5 by negative 5, you are multiplying 5 by 5, and then multiplying that value by negative 1. multiplying and dividing a negative number will "flip" the sign of the other number. So multiplying two negative numbers will produce a positive number. Multiplying one positive and one negative number will produce a negative. And of course two positive numbers yield a positive. Negative * positive = negative Positive * positive = positive Negative * negative = positive It the two rational numbers have different signs, then the answer will be negative, otherwise it will be positive.  Positive A simple rule to remember this is when multiplying two numbers with the same sign, the result is ALWAYS positive. When multiplying two numbers with different signs, the results is ALWAYS negative. It the signs of the two numbers that you are multiplying or dividing is the same, then the answer is positive, otherwise the answer is negative. Remember though, that division by 0 is not defined. Adding two negative numbers will always be negative. Subtracting two negative numbers may be positive or negative. Dividing or multiplying two negative numbers will always be positive.No The rules for dividing negative numbers is the same as multiplying them. A negative number multiplied/divided by a negative number is positive and a negative number multiplied/divided by a positive number is negative. A negative number squared equals a positive number. When multiplying, odd numbers of negatives result in a negative answer, and even numbers of negatives result in a positive answer. When multiplying two negative numbers you multiply as you would with regular positive numbers the product will ALWAYS be positive. Example: -3 x -3 = 9 It is the same rules that apply for multiplying them:positive and negative are negativepositive and positive are positivenegitve and negative are positive It's a positive number. Here's the rule: In multiplication and division . . . -- If both numbers have the same sign, then the result of multiplying or dividing them is positive. -- If the two numbers have different signs, then the result of multiplying or dividing them is negative. Multiplying something by a negative number makes it change signs. A positive number multiplied by a negative is negative therefore a negative * a negative is positive.  Positive x Positive =Positive Positive x Negative= Negative Negative x Positive= Negative Negative x Negative =Positive To get a negative number when multiplying, that means you are multiplying a positive number by a negative number:1 x -3=-3or-1 x 3=-3 If you are multiplying negative numbers, an odd number of factors will have a negative product. An even number of factors will have a positive product.  81. Whenever multiplying two negative numbers, the answer is ALWAYS positive. The same as multiplying any other function by a negative number - after multiplying, positive numbers will become negative numbers, and vice versa. There are no two real numbers that do, but the two complex numbers:(-3/2 + i&radic;31/2) and (-3/2 - i&radic;31/2) do.Multiplying to -10 (negative ten) and summing to -3 (negative three) is solved by the real numbers -5 and 2.Multiplying to -10 (negative ten) and summing to 3 (positive three) is solved by the real numbers 5 and -2.

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