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# What are the rule for dividing negative numbers?

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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.

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## Related Questions When dividing numbers that are different the answer will be negative. 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. Rules When Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers:Rule 1: A positive number divided by a negative number gives you a negative number.Rule 2: A negative Number divided by a negative number gives you a positive numberRule 3: A positive number divided by a positive number gives you a positive number. The numerical value is the same as the quotient of the two positive equivalents but the sign is always negative. The rule in dividing integers is to divide the absolute values. Two positive integers or two negative integers equals positive product. If one integer is positive and the other is negative, the product is negative. always a positiveMultiplying and dividing rule:(remember this; it's very useful) When you multiply or divide two numbers . . .-- If they both have the same sign, then the answer is positive.-- If they have different signs, then the answer is negative. 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. If the two numbers have different signs, then the result will be negative. If the two numbers have the same signs, the result will be positive. This assumes all the numbers are non-zero. It the two rational numbers have different signs, then the answer will be negative, otherwise it will be positive. If you are dividing a positive by a negative, yes. If you are dividing a negative by a negative, you will get a positive. 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. i dunno if this is the answer youre looking for. negative x negative = positive negative x positive = negative positive x positive = positive same thing with dividing integers its really simple. The rule for subtracting negative numbers is 'when you are subtracting a negative number from a positive or negative, you must always add it.'Example: 3--3 = 3+3 = 6 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 positive and positive are positive positive and negative are negative negative and negative is positive  That's just the way it works. Same with dividing two numbers. The value of the quotient of two integers with different signs is the same as if the signs were the same. Because the numbers have different signs, the quotient is negative. Multiplying and dividing integers is real easy. All you have to do is do regular dividing and multiplying keeping in mind these simple rules: RULES: 1: When multiplying or dividing integers, when the numbers are a positive, positive they equal a positive. When the numbers are negative, negative they equal a positive. In other words, same signs equal positive. 2: This rule is very similar to the rule above. The only change is that when the signs are different, they equal a negative. ( negative, positive= negative, positive, negative= negative.) Please correct me if I'm wrong. Multiply integers- my notes from class positive x positive= positive positive x negative= negative negative x negative= positive Divide integers- again my notes from class positive divided by a positive= positive negative divided by a negative= positive negative divided by a positive= negative Dividing integers are simple if the number has a different sign than the other it is always negative but if they have the same sign its always positive ex. -20/5=-4 ex. -20/-4=-5  Do you mean with a denominator that is also negative? If you do, then it would be just like dividing positive numbers, the answer would be positive. If you divide two numbers and they have different signs, then the answer will be negative. However the task of dividing is the same no matter what the signs are. So... If they are the same sign ---&gt; Positive If they are opposite signs ---&gt; Negative  When you subtract it from a bigger exponent of another number by dividing two numbers with exponents.  integers are negative and poitive numbers you can multipy and divide poitive numbers but you can't divide negative numbers because you can't have negitve divded by a other number

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