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Because when two negative numbers times each other the answer is always a positive. It is a maths term and it is true (cross my heart).

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What is 2 times negative 2 equal?

the answer is -4


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

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.


Does a negative number times a negative equal a neg answer?

No, a negative number times a negative number will equal a positive answer. e.g. -2 x-2 = 4 (a positive 4) e.g. -3 x -3 = 9 (positive)


What does X equal if X divided by negative 4 equals 2?

negative four times two = ......


What does -2 to the 4 power equal?

-24 is the same as saying -2 times itself 4 times, or (-2)*(-2)*(-2)*(-2). This can be simplified to 4*4, which is equal to 16.An exception is if it is -(24). Because the negative sign is "outside" the influence of the power, you are now finding 2*2*2*2 and making it negative, so the answer would be negative16.


What is negative 4 times negative 5 equal?

A negative times a negative is a positive (-4)(-5) = positive 20


What is negative to times negative two?

Negative times negative is positive. Negative 2 times negative 2 equals positive 4.


What is negative 4 times negative 4 equal?

Positive sixteen (+16)


What does negative 4 times negative 8 equal?

The same as +4 times +8. The product of two negative numbers is positive.


Why is -2 squared equal plus 4?

A negative times a negative is always positive. To see why this is, see the link below.


Negative 4 times 4 equal?

-16


What is seven minus negative two times negative 4?

Seven minus negative two times negative 4 is equal to -1


What does positive 2 plus negative 4 equal?

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What is negative 4 to the power of 2 times negative 4 to the power of negative 2?

1


What is negative 5 times negative 4 times negative 6 times negative 2?

240


What is 2 plus 10 times 4?

a negative times a positive is a negative so 2*-4=-8+10=2


What is 2 times -4 plus 10?

a negative times a positive is a negative so 2*-4=-8+10=2


What does positive 4 times negative 4 equal?

4 multiplied by -4 is -16


What does negative 2 minus 4 equal?

2


What does positive 4 negative 2 equal?

2


Does 2 to the negative power of 2 equal negative 4?

No Actually... x^(-y) is equal to 1/x^y. 2^(-2) is equal to 1/2^2 which is equal to 1/4 or 0.25.


Does negative 4 by the power of 2 equal negative sixteen?

Yes


What is 2 times a negative 2?

-4, a negative and a positive are always a negative in multipilication!


What does 6 negative 2 equal?

4


Does a negative plus a negative plus a negative equal a negative?

A negative + a negative + a negative equals a negative. Adding a negative number is equal to subtracting a positive number. For example: -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-2)-2-2 -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-4)-2 -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-6)