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# What is a positive integer times a negative integer?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

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3y ago

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

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