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With an odd number of negative numbers included in the equation, the product is always negative; if there is an even number of negatives, it would be positive. This is because it takes two negatives to cancel each other out and make a positive, but with an odd amount, one is left uncancelled.

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Q: If you multiply 5 positive numbers and 1 negative number what sign will the product have?
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How do you multiply a negative number by a positive number?

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.


How do you multiply a negative by a negative?

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


How do you find the product of two numbers when one is positive and one is negative?

A product is the answer when you multiply numbers or terms together. The product of two positive numbers is positive. ie. 2x2=4. The product of two negative numbers is positive. ie -(2)x(-2)=4 The product of a negative number and positive number is a negative number. ie. (-2)x 2=-4 In general, multiply the numbers as you normally would, and if the signs are different. the product is negative. If the signs are all the same, the product is positive. Remember that if a negative number is outside brackets, the question might be approached a bit differently.


What will be the sign of the product if we multiply together 199 negative numbers and 10 positive numbers?

If ever you have an odd number of negative numbers, the product will always be a negative number. So the answer to this question is negative.


What is the sign of the product of 47 negative numbers and three positive numbers?

Negative because product of 47 negative numbers is negative and product of three positive number is Positive , so negative*positive = Negative.


How do you find the product of two numbers when one is positive and one is nagative?

Multiply them. The answer will be negative.


Dose a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

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


Is product is plus or minus?

if 2 positive numbers are multiplied, then the product is positive. if 2 negative numbers are multiplied, the product is positive. if a positive and a negative number are multiplied, the product is negative.


What is the product of two negative and three positive numbers?

It is positive. Any product of an even number of negative numbers will be positive, regardless of how many positive numbers you have. Similarly any product of an odd number of negative numbers will be negative, regardless of how many positive numbers you have.


The product of two numbers with different signs is always a negative?

The product of negative number and a positive number is always a negative. The product of two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, is always a positive.


Are the product of two opposite numbers positive?

No. The product of two opposite numbers is always negative. Negative x positive = negative and Positive x negative = negative


Is the product of 33 negative numbers and 2 positive numbers a positive number or a negative number?

(The product of 33 negative numbers) x (2 positive numbers) = (negative sign) x (positive sign) = negative sign


Is the product of 8 positive and 3 negative numbers a positive or negative number?

The product would be a negative number. When you multiply with a negative, it doesn't matter how many negatives, the product will always be a negative. For example: if you were to multiply 2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x-3x-7x-9=-68,584,320. If you don't believe me, use your calculator.


Is the product of positive numbers and 7 negative numbers a positive number or a negative number?

negative


Is the product of 7 positive numbers and 6 negative numbers a positive or negative number?

positive


Why is the product positive when there is an even number of negative factors?

Due to the sign rules for multiplication, if you multiply several negative numbers, you'll get a result that is alternately negative, positive, negative, positive, etc.


Is the product of 33 negative numbers and 3 positive numbers a positive or negative number?

The product of all those numbers will always be a negative number.


Why do numbers have both positive and negative roots?

because you can get a positive number as EITHER a product of 2 positive numbers OR the product of the negatives of the SAME 2 numbers; the product of 2 negative numbers is positive.


The product of two posotive numbers or two negative numbers is?

The product of two positive numbers or two negative numbers is a positive number.


When three negative are multiplied is the product positive or negative?

It is a positive. When you multiply a negative and a negative, it becomes a positive, then you multipy the positive with the other positive


Why does the product of 3 negative numbers equal a negative number number?

Because two negative multiplied together equal a positive. So after the first multiplication we have a positive and a negative. When we multiply these we have a negative.


To multiply a negative number and a negative number you should multiply their absolute values and make the product negative true or false?

That is false. A negative times a negative is always a positive. Since absolute numbers are always positive if you make it negative that is not correct.


What is the sign of the product of three integers with the same sign?

The product of three positive numbers is positive. The product of three negative numbers is negative.


How do you multiple negative and positive numbers?

The same as two positive numbers, except the product will be negative.


Why does the product of 4 negative numbers equal a positive?

If you know that the product of 2 negative numbers is positive, then the product of 4 negative numbers has to be positive. The product of the first two negative numbers is positive and the next two negative numbers is positive. Multiplying the product of the first two numbers (positive number) and the product of the last two numbers (also positive), is a positive number times a positive number which is positive. Let a, b, c and d be negative numbers: (a*b*c*d) = (a*b)*(c*d) (-ve*-ve*-ve*-ve)=(-ve*-ve)*(-ve*-ve)= (+ve)*(+ve) = (+ve)