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In math, a product is the result of multiplying. Multiplication is distributive over positive and negative numbers, which means, when a negative number is multiplied by a positive number, it always yields a negative result.

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Q: Why is the product of a negative number and a positive number negative?
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What is a negative product?

A product that results in a negative number such as multiplication of a positive number with a negative number resulting in a negative number, a negative product.


Is the product of a negative and a positive number depend on which number is larger before you multiply them?

No. The product of a negative number and a positive number is always negative.


Will a problem with a even number of negative factors have a negative product or positive product?

Positive.


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.


Is the product of positive numbers and 7 negative numbers a positive number or a negative number?

negative


How can you tell from the number of factors when a product is positive or negative?

If you are multiplying negative numbers, an odd number of factors will have a negative product. An even number of factors will have a positive product.


Is product is plus or minus?

if 2 positive numbers are multiplied, then the product is positive. if 2 negative numbers are multiplied, the product is positive. if a positive and a negative number are multiplied, the product is negative.


The product of two numbers with different signs is always a negative?

The product of negative number and a positive number is always a negative. The product of two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, is always a positive.


What is the sign of the product of 47 negative numbers and three positive numbers?

Negative because product of 47 negative numbers is negative and product of three positive number is Positive , so negative*positive = Negative.


Is the product of two negative number a negative number?

no. a negative multiplied by a negative is a positive.


Is the product of 7 negative numbers and 8 positive numbers a positive number or a negative number?

negative number


Is the product of -1 and any number always negative?

No. If the other number is negative, then the product is positive.


Is the product of 33 negative numbers and 3 positive numbers a positive or negative number?

The product of all those numbers will always be a negative number.


What is the product of -5 and 10?

-50The product of unlike terms (a negative number and a positive number) is negative while the the product of like terms is positive.


Is the product of 33 negative numbers and 2 positive numbers a positive number or a negative number?

(The product of 33 negative numbers) x (2 positive numbers) = (negative sign) x (positive sign) = negative sign


What is the product of two negative and three positive numbers?

It is positive. Any product of an even number of negative numbers will be positive, regardless of how many positive numbers you have. Similarly any product of an odd number of negative numbers will be negative, regardless of how many positive numbers you have.


Is the product of 7 positive numbers and 6 negative numbers a positive or negative number?

positive


How does the sign of the product of the positive and a negative number compare withe the sign of the sum of a positive and a negative number?

The product of a positive and negative number is always negative The sum of a positive and negative number depends on which one is larger; subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the larger


Does -3x have a positive or negative value?

It depends on what the value of x is. If x is a positive number, then it will be negative because a negative number multiplied by a positive number is negative. If x is a negative number, then it will be positive because the product of two negative numbers is always a positive number.


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


All positive numbers have two square root a positive and a negative why?

The product of two negative numbers is a positive number. Ergo, the product of the square of a number is equal to the square of its negative equivalent.


Why is the product of two negative numbers positive?

Multiplying something by a negative number makes it change signs. A positive number multiplied by a negative is negative therefore a negative * a negative is positive.


What is the product of a positive rational number and a negative rational number?

Negative. Only like x like = positive


When there is an even number of negative factors the product is?

positive


What are the product of ten negative numbers?

A positive number.