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# Do you believe you would come up with a false equality if you multiply or divide an equality by a negative number?

Updated: 9/18/2023

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14y ago

No. Multiplying or dividing by a negative number is perfectly valid. However, please note that:

• Dividing by zero will most likely give you wrong results.
• In the case of an inequality, if you multiply or divide by a negative number, you have to reverse the sign. For example, 2 < 3; multiplying by -2: -4 > -6

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### If you divide a negative number by a negative number will you get a positive number?

You will end up with a positive number. With integers, if you multiply or divide an even amount of negative numbers, the answer will be positive and if you multiply or divide an odd amount, the answer will be negative.

### How can you Make a negative number into a positive value?

You can multiply or divide it by any negative number.

### How do you divide a negative number by a positive fraction?

You multiply the negative number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

### If you add a negative and a negative what do you get?

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

### How many positive things to reverse a negative?

- * - = + - * + = - + * + = + - / - = + - / + = - + / + = + *= multiply /=divide

### Do two negative integers equal a positive?

Only when you divide or multiply.

### When does the sign change in inequalities?

whenever you multiply or divide by a negative number

### What is the result when you pare one positive number with one negative number?

If you multiply or divide the numbers, the answer will be negative.

### What happers if you multiply or divide two negative numbers?

When you divide or multiply two negative numbers they cancel each other out and you have a positive answer. We are measuring relationships instead of moving on a number line like addition or subtraction.

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yes ... and so?