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Why when you multiply two negative numbers you a positive?


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Answered 2010-01-27 20:48:10

That's just the way it works. Same with dividing two numbers.

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When you multiply 2 negative numbers the answer will be positive, ALWAYS


Positive x Positive =Positive Positive x Negative= Negative Negative x Positive= Negative Negative x Negative =Positive


This is because if you multiply two negative numbers you get positive.


It depends on the signs.Positive*Positive=PositiveNegative*Negative=PositiveNegative*Positive=Negative


If you multiply a negative number with a positive number, the result will be negative. If you multiply two negatives, the result will be positive.


You multiply the numbers just like you would normally except that the product will have a negative sign. Example: -6 X 5 = -30. When you multiply a negative number and a positive number, the product will always be negative. Multiplying two positive numbers or two negative numbers will give you positive products.


When multiplying two negative numbers you multiply as you would with regular positive numbers the product will ALWAYS be positive. Example: -3 x -3 = 9


A positive number times another positive number will give you a positive answer. If you multiply two negative numbers together, you will also have a positive answer. The only way to get a negative answer is if you multiply a positive by a negative.


there are no two numbers that add to zero and multiply to get 80. if they add to zero, one of them HAS to be negative and one HAS to be positive. and if one of them is negative and the other is positive, they will multiply to be a negative number, so they can't equal a positive 80.


If you multiply two numbers, the result will be positive, if both factors are positive, or if both are negative. Multiplying a positive number by a negative number, or a negative number by a positive number, results in a negative result.For addition, if you add two positive numbers, the result is positive. If you add two negative numbers, the result is negative. If you add a positive and a negative number, the result depends on which of the numbers has the greater absolute value. For example, if the positive number has the greater absolute value (distance from zero), the result will be positive.If you multiply two numbers, the result will be positive, if both factors are positive, or if both are negative. Multiplying a positive number by a negative number, or a negative number by a positive number, results in a negative result.For addition, if you add two positive numbers, the result is positive. If you add two negative numbers, the result is negative. If you add a positive and a negative number, the result depends on which of the numbers has the greater absolute value. For example, if the positive number has the greater absolute value (distance from zero), the result will be positive.If you multiply two numbers, the result will be positive, if both factors are positive, or if both are negative. Multiplying a positive number by a negative number, or a negative number by a positive number, results in a negative result.For addition, if you add two positive numbers, the result is positive. If you add two negative numbers, the result is negative. If you add a positive and a negative number, the result depends on which of the numbers has the greater absolute value. For example, if the positive number has the greater absolute value (distance from zero), the result will be positive.If you multiply two numbers, the result will be positive, if both factors are positive, or if both are negative. Multiplying a positive number by a negative number, or a negative number by a positive number, results in a negative result.For addition, if you add two positive numbers, the result is positive. If you add two negative numbers, the result is negative. If you add a positive and a negative number, the result depends on which of the numbers has the greater absolute value. For example, if the positive number has the greater absolute value (distance from zero), the result will be positive.



If the two numbers you are multiplying are both negatives, the answer will be a positive,(two negatives make a positive).If you multiply a negative and a positive the result willbe a negative,(different symbols will result in negative.============================So, if I can squeeze in here for a second and actually answer the question . . .To multiply a negative number by another negative number, throw away bothnegative signs, and proceed just as if both numbers were positive.


The magnitude of the answer is the same whatever the signs of the two numbers. If the two numbers have different signs, then the answer is negative. If they have the same sign, the answer is positive.


There are no two real numbers that do, but the complex numbers (2 + i) and (2 - i) will.If you want two numbers that multiply to negative 5 and add to positive 4 then: -1 and 5If you want two numbers that multiply to negative 5 and add to negative 4 then: 1 and -5


A negative and a positive number will multiply to a negative number. Other than that, -9 and -8 will satisfy your conditions.


No. The sum of two negative numbers will always be a negative number. If, however, you multiply the numbers, their product will be positive.



Yes. When you multiply two negative numbers, the answer is positive.


-11 x -4=44 When you multiply or divide two negative or positive numbers, then the answer is positive. When you multiply or divide two numbers with different signs, then the answer is negative. Hope this helps(:


You get a positive answer when multiplying two alike signs because since its an even number of positive signs, the number will be positive. For example, -2 x -4= 8 since there are an even amount of negative signs.


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.



When you divide or multiply positive and negative numbers, you first do the division or multiplication as normal. The next step is to assess whether or not the answer will be negative or positive. If the two numbers of the question were the same (negative and negative or positive and positive) then the answer will be positive. If the two numbers in the question were different (one negative and one positive) then the answer will be negative. Thus, if you divide a negative number by a positive number, the result will be the same as normal division, but the answer will be negative.


Actually it does, whenever you mulitply and divide two negative and two positive numbers they always equal a positive number. When you multiply and divide a negative and positive they always equal a negative number.


You multiply or divide integers just as you do whole numbers, except you must keep track of the signs. To multiply or divide signed integers, always multiply or divide the absolute values and use these rules to determine the sign of the answer.When you multiply two integers with the same signs, the result is always positive. Just multiply the absolute values and make the answer positive.Positive x positive = positiveNegative x negative = positiveWhen you multiply two integers with different signs, the result is always negative. Just multiply the absolute values and make the answer negative.Positive x negative = negativeNegative x positive = negative.