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Math and Arithmetic

# What do you do with multipling and dividing positive and negative numbers?

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If you multiply two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, the result will be positive.

If you multiply a positive and a negative number, the result will be negative.

The same rules apply for division - a positive number divided by a negative number, or a negative number divided by a positive number, will give a negative result.

In any case, most of the calculation is the same as for positive numbers - you only have the additional complication of deciding whether to put a plus sign or a minus sign in front of the result. For example, -8 / 2 = -4; the absolute value (4) is the same as when you divide 8 / 2, only the sign changes.

If you multiply two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, the result will be positive.

If you multiply a positive and a negative number, the result will be negative.

The same rules apply for division - a positive number divided by a negative number, or a negative number divided by a positive number, will give a negative result.

In any case, most of the calculation is the same as for positive numbers - you only have the additional complication of deciding whether to put a plus sign or a minus sign in front of the result. For example, -8 / 2 = -4; the absolute value (4) is the same as when you divide 8 / 2, only the sign changes.

If you multiply two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, the result will be positive.

If you multiply a positive and a negative number, the result will be negative.

The same rules apply for division - a positive number divided by a negative number, or a negative number divided by a positive number, will give a negative result.

In any case, most of the calculation is the same as for positive numbers - you only have the additional complication of deciding whether to put a plus sign or a minus sign in front of the result. For example, -8 / 2 = -4; the absolute value (4) is the same as when you divide 8 / 2, only the sign changes.

If you multiply two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, the result will be positive.

If you multiply a positive and a negative number, the result will be negative.

The same rules apply for division - a positive number divided by a negative number, or a negative number divided by a positive number, will give a negative result.

In any case, most of the calculation is the same as for positive numbers - you only have the additional complication of deciding whether to put a plus sign or a minus sign in front of the result. For example, -8 / 2 = -4; the absolute value (4) is the same as when you divide 8 / 2, only the sign changes.

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If you multiply two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, the result will be positive.

If you multiply a positive and a negative number, the result will be negative.

The same rules apply for division - a positive number divided by a negative number, or a negative number divided by a positive number, will give a negative result.

In any case, most of the calculation is the same as for positive numbers - you only have the additional complication of deciding whether to put a plus sign or a minus sign in front of the result. For example, -8 / 2 = -4; the absolute value (4) is the same as when you divide 8 / 2, only the sign changes.

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