Math and Arithmetic

Why does -1 multiplied by -2 equal 2?

Answer

Wiki User
06/13/2010

First of all, pretend the negatives aren't there. What is 1 multiplied by 2? 2, right? And a negative number multiplied by a negative number always equals a positive number. So, the answer to -1 x -2 = 2.

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