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# What are the rules on positive and negative numbers?

Updated: 9/17/2023 Wiki User

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multiplying and dividing- positive * positive= positive

positive * negative=negative

negative *negative=positive

subtracting- -3-6=?

1. freeze first number- -3

2.reverse the sign to a addition- -3+

3.Reverse the sign of the number- -3+-6= -9 Wiki User

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### The rules of negative numbers?

If you are talking about the multiplication rules than they would be; a negative times a negative is a positive a negative times a positive is a negative

### What are the rules for multiplying integers?

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

### How do you divide positive and negative numbers?

It is the same rules that apply for multiplying them:positive and negative are negativepositive and positive are positivenegitve and negative are positive

### What are the rules for adding integers?

Positive + Positive = Positive Negative + Negative = Negative If it's a negative + a positive, it depends on the numbers. For example: -2 + 1 = -1 -107 + 213 = 106

### Explain how you can find the sign of the product of two or more rational numbers?

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.

### What are the rule for dividing negative numbers?

The rules for dividing negative numbers is the same as multiplying them. A negative number multiplied/divided by a negative number is positive and a negative number multiplied/divided by a positive number is negative.

### What is the integer rules?

The rules of integers state:~ two negatives make a positive number~one negative and one positive makes a negative number~ two positives are simply positive numbers

### 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.

### What are the rules in addition and subtraction integers?

The rules for addition are as follows:The sum of two negative integers is a negative integerThe sum of two positive integers is a positive integerThe rules for subtraction are as follows:If they are two positive numbers, do it normallyIf there is a negative and a positive ,change it to addition and switch the SECOND integer sign

### How do you divide with a negative fraction?

Divide as you would divide positive fractions. That is, convert both fractions to positive, then do the division. After that, apply the rules for dividing positive and negative numbers. For example, if one of the fractions is positive and the other negative, the answer will be negative.

### How do you use positive numbers in math now?

In the same way that I have always used them! Positive numbers are used for measures that are greater than zero. They may be whole numbers - such as numbers of people, or words in a question. Or they may be fractional: your height or weight. Remember, though that one person's positive number may be another's negative. If you owe me money, it is a positive asset for me, but a negative one for you. In most cases, negative and positive numbers are used in the same way. There are a very few situations where there seem to be special rules that are applied to negative numbers. But, if you study these from the definition of negative numbers you will see that the rules are really the same, it is just that the numbers are different.

### What is the relationship between neggative positive and positive negative?

Negative number and positive numbers are all numbers. Negative numbers are just positive numbers multiplied by -1.