# Why does the answer become a positive number when you times a negative number by a negative number?

the multiplycation simbol means groups of, so -5 groups of -5 (-5 times -5) is 25.

### 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 divide by a negative number?

A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result. A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, for example: 8 / (-2) = -4 (-8) / (-2) = 4 A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result. A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, for example: 8 / (-2)…

### Is a negative timesa negative times a negative a positive or a negative?

A negative times a negative times a negative (NxNxN) is a : Negative!!! Negative times a negative is positive. A positive times a negative is a negative. Remember if you are multiplying an odd number of negatives irrespective of the number of positives, it is always a negative. If you are multiplying an even number of negatives then the answer is a positive. EX: -2 x -1 x -2 ( 3 negatives so answer is…

### How to times a negative number?

When you times 2 positive numbers together, you get a positive answer. When you times 2 negative numbers together, you get a positive answer. When you times a positive number and a negative number, you get a negative answer. (e.g. -2 x 4 is the same as -2 + -2 + -2 + -2, which is the same as -2 - 2 - 2 - 2 = -8)

### Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative number?

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.

### What number equals -8 squared?

A negative number times a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, (-8)(-8) = 8 x 8 = 64. A negative number times a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, (-8)(-8) = 8 x 8 = 64. A negative number times a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, (-8)(-8) = 8 x 8 = 64. A negative number times a negative number gives a positive result. Thus, (-8)(-8) = 8 x 8 =…

### What is a negative times a positive times a positive?

A negative. If you have a string of positive and negative numbers multiplied together, all you need to find the sign of the answer is to find the parity of the negative numbers. If there are an odd number of negatives then the answer is negative and if there are an even number of negatives then the answer is positive. Remember, positive numbers make no difference to the sign of the answer.

### What are the rules for multiplying and dividing positive and negative fractions?

negative times negative equals positive negative times positive equals.....you subtract the bigger number by the smaller number and keep the sign of the bigger number positive times positive equals positive im pretty sure thats right but i would make sure with your math teacher abt the second one i said

### A negative times or divided by a positive equals a?

A Negative times or divided by a Positive equals a Negative A Negative times or divided by a Negative gives a Positive A Positive times or divided by a Negative gives a Negative A Positive times or Divided by a Positive gives a Positive Zero is neither Positive or Negative so anything times Zero is not Positive or Negative.