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It the two rational numbers have different signs, then the answer will be negative, otherwise it will be positive.

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Q: When multiplying and dividing rational numbers how do you know if the answer will be a negative?
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When multiplying and dividing rational numbers how do you know if you're into me positive negative?

It the signs of the two numbers that you are multiplying or dividing is the same, then the answer is positive, otherwise the answer is negative. Remember though, that division by 0 is not defined.


How is multiplying and dividing rational numbers similar?

Dividing by a non-zero rational number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.


How is multiplying and dividing rational numbers similar to multiplying and dividing integers?

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How are multiplying and dividing rational numbers related?

Dividing by a rational number (other than zero) is simply multiplication by its reciprocal.


What are the rule for dividing negative numbers?

The rules for dividing negative numbers is the same as multiplying them. A negative number multiplied/divided by a negative number is positive and a negative number multiplied/divided by a positive number is negative.


How is multiplying rational numbers like multiplying fractions and multiplying decimals?

Fractions and decimals are usually rational numbers. Besides, multiplying rational and irrational numbers is also similar.


Is the answer still negative if both numbers that are being added are negative?

Yes, if you are adding two negative numbers then the answer will be a negative. However, if you are multiplying or dividing two negative numbers then the answer will be a positive number.


The quotient of two negative integers is?

It's a positive number. Here's the rule: In multiplication and division . . . -- If both numbers have the same sign, then the result of multiplying or dividing them is positive. -- If the two numbers have different signs, then the result of multiplying or dividing them is negative.


Can you always find the LCM by multiplying the numbers and dividing by HCF find an example where this does not work?

This does not work when one of the numbers is negative.


Why does the sign change when multiplying and dividing negative numbers?

It changes because two negatives make a positive!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can rational numbers not be negative?

Rational numbers can be negative or positive.


How do you multiple and divide positive and negative integers?

multiplying and dividing a negative number will "flip" the sign of the other number. So multiplying two negative numbers will produce a positive number. Multiplying one positive and one negative number will produce a negative. And of course two positive numbers yield a positive.

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