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Q: Why do you get a positive answer when multiplying two positive integers?

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Negative.

The answer is a positive number.

When you multiply two integers of the same sign, the answer is always positive. A positive times a positive is positive and a negative times a negative is positive.

the answer is a positive because two negative or two positive is always positive.

multiplying and dividing a negative number will "flip" the sign of the other number. So multiplying two negative numbers will produce a positive number. Multiplying one positive and one negative number will produce a negative. And of course two positive numbers yield a positive.

When multiplying integers, multiplying by the same sign will always produce a positive integer. Such as a negative times a negative equals a positive. If the signs are different then the product will be a negative.

Yes. Only by multiplying a positive by a negative, will the product be negative.

The answer is always positive (or 0).

Negative times negative equals positive.

Then they are, simply, two different integers. Any two positive integers will do, according to the specification.Then they are, simply, two different integers. Any two positive integers will do, according to the specification.Then they are, simply, two different integers. Any two positive integers will do, according to the specification.Then they are, simply, two different integers. Any two positive integers will do, according to the specification.

The sum of two positive integers is always positive.

This statement is true when the two integers are positive, or when the two integers are negative.

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