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# What is the rule for multiplying integers with different signs?

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Multiply two integers disregarding the signs.

Then if the signs are the same, the answer is positive

and if the signs are different, the answer is negative.

Alternatively, if you are multiplying together a whole bunch of numbers, first find the product while ignoring the signs. Then count all the negative numbers. If the count is even, the answer is positive and if it is odd, the answer is negative.

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## Related Questions

divide them or multiply then put a negative because to different signs make a negative to of the same signs make a positive

Like signs give a positive answer. Unlike signs give a negative answer.

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.

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.

if both have the same sign the answer is positive, if they have different signs the answer is negative.

signs are different.... Find the difference.... KEEP THE LARGER SIGN signs are the same... COMBINE AND KEEP THE SIGN

Positive x negative = negative (Negative x positive = negative) Positive x positive = positive Negative x negative = positive So if the signs are the same the answer is positive and if they are different it is negative.

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.

when multiplying two positive or two negative the answer should be positive.If there are 2 terms being multiplied, then follow these rulesIf the 2 terms have the same signs, then they are positiveIf the 2 terms have opposite signs, then the product is negativeIf one of the terms are zero, then the product is zero

One rule is that the product of two integers with unlike signs will have a minus sign for the product.

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

The answer depends on which binary operation you mean when you say "combining". Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, etc.

When you multiply two integers of the same sign, the answer is always positive. A positive times a positive is positive and a negative times a negative is positive.

When dividing numbers that are different the answer will be negative.

For the smallest nine integers, the answer is composed entirely of that integer. Past that, this rule goes haywire.

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.

positive + positive = positive negitive + negitive = positive negitive + positive = negitive

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