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# Why is the product of a positive integer and a negative integer a negative integer?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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I honestly don't know :D but heres something to help you "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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Q: Why is the product of a positive integer and a negative integer a negative integer?
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### Is the product of a negative and positive integer a negative?

Yes. The product of a negative integer and a positive integer is a negative integer.

### The product of any two integers is a positive integer?

No, if a negative integer is multiplied by a positive integer, the product is negative. However, if both of the integers are either positive or negative, the product is positive.

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### What is the product of a positive integer and negative integer?

always a negative

### What is the product of a negative integer and a positive integer?

always a negative

### What is the product of a negative integer and a negative integer?

A negative integer multiplied by a negative integer is always a positive integer product. -x * -y = xy

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### What is the product of greatest negative integer and smallest positive integer?

The smallest positive integer is 1. 1 is the multiplicative identity; ie anything times 1 is itself. The greatest negative integer is the most positive negative integer which is -1. Therefore the product of the greatest negative integer and the smallest positive integer is the greatest negative integer which is -1.

### What is the product of a negative integer and a negative integer and a negative integer and a negative integer?

It is positive as for example: -2*-2*-2*-2 = 16

### What can you say about the product of an integer and a positive integer?

-- The product is an integer. -- If the original two integers are both positive, then the product is positive. -- If the original two integers have different signs, then the product is negative.