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Q: What happens when you multiply or divide by a negative?

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You will end up with a positive number. With integers, if you multiply or divide an even amount of negative numbers, the answer will be positive and if you multiply or divide an odd amount, the answer will be negative.

a negative divided by a negative is a positive

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

If you multiply by a negative you get a negative answer. A negative times a negative gives you a positive answer

You can multiply or divide it by any negative number.

You multiply the negative number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

Nothing special. The answer is negative.

Only when what you're multiplying by/dividing by is negative.

Only when you divide or multiply.

whenever you multiply or divide by a negative number

4 x -2= -8 if the signs are the same when you multiply or divide, it's positive. if the signs are different when you multiply or divide, it's negative.

When you divide or multiply two negative numbers they cancel each other out and you have a positive answer. We are measuring relationships instead of moving on a number line like addition or subtraction.

If you multiply or divide the numbers, the answer will be negative.

It equals a negitive

yes ... and so?

GenelleBabee: it becomes a positive because when you multiply two negatives it becomes a positive, & it's the same thing with division.

The inequality sign changes direction. So 2<3 Multiply by -2 and you get -4>-6 (similarly with division).

Dividing a negative number by a positive number results in a negative answer.

The usual case is when you multiply or divide an inequality by a negative number.

you flip the sign if you multiply or divide by a negative

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The direction of the inequality remains unchanged. The direction changes when you divide or multiply both sides by a negative number. It also changes if both sides are raised to a negative exponent.

Change the direction of the inequality.

Only when you multiply or divide by a negative number

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.