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# Why multiplication of negative numbers equals positive?

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When you multiply any number by a negative number you reverse its sign. So positive numbers become negative, and negative numbers become positive. That is the meaning of negative multiplication; it is reversal. This is similar to the way that adding a negative number has the same effect as subtracting a positive number. Negative is the opposite of positive.

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It is a negative. Always remember this: -A positive times a positive equals a negative -A negative times a negative equals a positive -A negative times a positive equals a negative *This works ONLY for addition and multiplication I hope this info helped you! :)

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 = positivenegative, positive = negativepositive, positive = positive

Division and multiplication work the same when working with negatives. Both numbers negative = positive Both numbers positive = positive One number negative, and one positive = negative So, 63 divided by 7 equals 9, but one of the numbers, the 7, had a negative sign... so the answer is negative 9 or -9

Positive plus positive equals positive. Negative plus negative equals negative. Positive greater than negative equals positive. Negative greater than positive equals negative.

It equals a negative plus a positive. Unlike multiplication, subtraction and addition with negatives doesn't have a set negative or positive outcome.

A positive times a positive equals a positive, a negative times a negative equals a positive, a negative times a positive equals a negative(vice versa for the last one)

positive times negative equals negative. positive times positive equals positive. negative times negative equals positive

Negative times negative equals positive. Positive times positive equals positive. Positive times negative equals negative. If you have more than two numbers, multiply the first two and then apply these rules to each successive number in turn.

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.

A negative times a negative equals a positive A negative times a positive equals a negative A positive times a positive equals a positive

Same as regular division with positive numbers. Its just that a negative number divided by another negative numbers equals a positive number.

Well, depending on the numbers it can equal a negative ora positive or 0. Hope this helps :)

When multiplying integers, multiplying by the same sign will always produce a positive integer. Such as a negative times a negative equals a positive. If the signs are different then the product will be a negative.

A negative times a negative always equals a positive, no matter what the numbers are.

positive times positive equals positive negative times negative equals positive positive times negative equals negative Substitute "divided by" for "times" in the previous sentences and they are still true.

Negative times a positive equals a negative.

Actually it doesn't. Add two positive numbers, and you always get a positive result.

positive plus positive equals positive negative plus negative equals negative

Well a negative times a negative equals a positive while as a positive times a positive equals a positive.

The result of subtracting a negative number minus a negative number can be positive, or negative, depending on which of the numbers is larger. It can even be zero.

Positive 70, since you subtract the two numbers and if the positive number is bigger, the answer will be positive. Negative larger, negative answer.

Positive(+) times a Positive(+) equals a positive(+). i.e. 8x3=24 Negative(-) times a Negative(-) equals a positive(+). i.e. -3x(-5)=15 Positive(+) times Negative(-) equals a negative(-). i.e. 8x(-8)= -64 Negative(-) times a Positive(+) equals a negative(-). i.e. -15x4= -60

Negative times positive equals negative

It depends on the absolute value of the numbers. If negative is greater, then the answer will certainly be negative and vice-versa.

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