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The two negatives cancel out and the number becomes positive.

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Is a negative multiplied by a negative equal a negative?

No, a negative multiplied by a negative is a positive, as is of course a positive multiplied by a positive. Only when a negative is multiplied by a positive is the answer negative.


What does a negative multiplied by a negative equal?

A positive


What is a Negative multiplied by a negative equal?

A positive.


What is a negative times a negative equal?

A negative multiplied by a negative is a positive.


Does a positive value multiplied by a negative value equal a positive?

No, the product of the multiplication of a positive and a negative value is negative.


Multiplying negative numbers?

any two negative numbers multiplied together equals a positive number. any two positives numbers multiplied together equal positive numbers and any negative and positive numbers multiplied together equals a negative.negative, negative = positivenegative, positive = negativepositive, positive = positive


What is negative 6 divided by 2?

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Does a negative multiplied by a negative equal a positive?

Yes. Same for positive times a positive (Obviously). If the signs are the same, it is positive. So, a positive times a negative is negative.


Does a negative times a negative number equal?

A negative number multiplied by a negative yields a positive answer.


What is a negative multiplied by a positive equal?

a negative. -3 x 4 = -12


What would 3 x - 4?

-1


Why does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number.


What sign is the answer to a minus divided by a minus?

a negative divided or multiplied by a negative is a positive a negative and a positive multiplied or divided by each other is a negative a negative divided or multiplied by a negative is a positive a negative and a positive multiplied or divided by each other is a negative


What is three multiplied by negative 1?

That would be negative three. A negative multiplied by a negative is a positive. A negative multiplied by a positive is still a negative.


Why does the product of 3 negative numbers equal a negative number number?

Because two negative multiplied together equal a positive. So after the first multiplication we have a positive and a negative. When we multiply these we have a negative.


Does a positive integer multiplied by a negative integer equal a negative integer?

All negative integers, when multiplied by a positive integer, or vice versa, will result in a negative integer. I. E. 5*-5=-25


What does a positive number multiplied by a positive number equal?

A positive number multiplied by a positive number will give a positive answer:1 x 1 = 1In contrast, a negative number multiplied by a positive number gives a negative answer:-1 x 1 = -1Finally two negative numbers multiplied together give a positive answer:-1 x -1 = 1


What is a negative multiplied by a positive?

A positive by a negative is a negative


Is a negative multiplied by a positive a positive?

No, it is a negative


What do a positive and negative equal?

A positive number added to a negative number may be either positive or negative depending on the magnititude ( absolute value) of the numbers. But a positive number multiplied by a negative number is always negative.


Is a positive number multiplied by a negative number a positive answer?

No No. Positive number multiplied by a negative number gives a negative number.


What does a positive times a negative equal?

A positive number multiplied by a negative number equals a negative number!EX:-9 X 2 = -18


What does a negative number multiplied by a negative number equal to?

A positive number. Positive Number x Positive Number = Positive Number Positive Number x Negative Number = Negative Number Negative Number x Negative Number = Positive Number


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 two negative numbers equal positive one?

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