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# What happends when you divide a negative number?

Updated: 11/3/2022

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When you divide a negative number by a positive number or a positive number by a negative number, the division is done the same way as when both numbers are positive, and the quotient is negative. When dividing a negative number by a negative number, divide as usual, and the quotient is positive.

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### What happends when you divide a positive number by a negative number?

The result is negative in this case.

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

Yes, if you divide a positive number by a negative number the result will be a negative number

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You divide the negative number by a positive number for it to stay positive. And you divide the negative number by a negative number for it to become positive.

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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.

### What do you get when you divide a positive number with a negative number?

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### When you divide a positive number by a negative number will the answer be positive or negative?

It will be negative.

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

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