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Negative times negative is always a positive.

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Q: Why does a negative number times a negative number produce a positive number?
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What is a negitaive times a positive?

A negative number times a positive number will give you a negative product.A negative number times a positive number will give you a negative product.A negative number times a positive number will give you a negative product.A negative number times a positive number will give you a negative product.


How do you work out how to times a positive number by a negative number?

A positive number times a positive number will always get you a positive number A negative number times a negative number will always get you a positive number (same signs will get you a positive number) but A positive number times a negative number will always get you a negative number or A negative number times a positive number will always get you a negative number (different signs will get you a negative number)


When you multiply a positive number by a negative by a negative one what is the sign of the answer?

A negative times a positive is a negative and that negative times a negative would = a positive. So the answer would be a positive number. *<:)


Does a negative number times a positive number equal a positive or a negative number?

Negative.


When a negative number is cubed is it negative or a positive number?

I think that it's a negative number, as a negative times a negative is a positive, and a positive times a negative is a negative, but I could be wrong. (DUN-DUN--DUUUUUN...)


When you multipulply negative number by positive number what do you get?

A negative number times a positive number is a negative number.


Is positive times positive negative?

A positive number times another positive number will give you a positive answer. If you multiply two negative numbers together, you will also have a positive answer. The only way to get a negative answer is if you multiply a positive by a negative.


How do i times by a minus number?

The same as a positive one. If you are multiplying a positive number by a negative, the answer will be negative. If you are multiplying a negative number by a negative, the answer will be positive.


Why is the square of a number always a positive number?

The square of a number is always two numbers multiplied together. A positive times a positive is always positive, and a negative times a negative is always positive.


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.


Does a positive number times a negative number equal a negative or a positive number?

A negative number. A positive number x a positive number = a positive number A negative number x a negative number = a positive number A positive number x a negative number = a negative Hope this helps :D


What is negative number times a positive number?

A negative number.


What is a negative number times a positive number?

The answer is negative.


What is a positive number times a negative number?

a negative


What is a positive times a negitive?

A positive number multiplied with a negative number will always be negative.


What is the product of a positive number multiplied by a negative number?

negative. + times - is negative + times + is positive - times - is positive Basically: same sign= positive and different signs= negative


How do you multiply a negative number by a negative number?

multiply the numbers together and the sign is positive , as a negative times a negative is a positive


Why is any number raised to a even power positive?

A positive number times a positive number is always positive. A negative number times a negative number is always positive. Therefore, any square number will be positive. Any number to the fourth power (a square times a square) will always be positive. And so on.


Does a negative number times a positive number equal a positive number?

No. An odd number of negatives in multiplication is negative.


Is a negative divided by a negative a positive number?

negative times negative is positive negative divided by a negative is a postive negative times a positive is a negative negative divided by a positive is a negative


What does a positive number times a negative number equal?

a negative number


How do you find the cube of a negative number?

The cube of a negative number is negative. Negative times negative is positive, but then you have the third multiplication, and positive times negative is negative. So for example (-2)3 = -8.


What does a positive times a positive equal?

A positive number multiplied by another positive number yields a positive number. A negative number multiplied by another negative number also yields a positive number. Only multiplying a negative number by a positive number (or the other way around) yields a negative number as the product.


What is a positive integer times a negative integer?

When you multiply a negative number by a positive number then the product is always negative. When you multiply a positive number by a negative number then the product is always negative. ( - 2 ) ( + 3 ) = - 6 ( - 4 ) ( 1 ) = - 4 ( - 1 ) 2 = - 2 ( + 2 ) ( - 2 ) = - 4 ( 3 ) ( - 2 ) = - 6 4 ( - 2 ) = - 8


How do you divide by a negative number?

A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4