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Yes. Any multiplication involving an odd number of negative operands will be negative (assuming non-zero operands).

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Why is any number raised to a even power positive?

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(-1)^3 = -1 Every negative number raised to the odd power is a negative number.


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The multiplication rule of thumb always states that a negative number times a negative number results in a positive number. Since an even number is always divisible by two, any value raised to an even integer power will result in a positive number. However, a basic proof is presented as follows: (-A) * (-A) = A^2 ((-A) * (-A)) ^ 2 = ((-A * -A) * (-A * -A)) = A^2 * A^2 = A ^ 4 ...


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No. Negative numbers to even powers are positive.


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