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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.


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.


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

Positive.


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.


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.


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.


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 33 negative numbers and 3 positive numbers a positive or negative number?

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

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