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# Is a negative divided by a negative the same as a positive times a positive?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Well a negative times a negative equals a positive while as a positive times a positive equals a positive.

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### What is 256 divided by-32 divided by-4?

The answer is 2. However, if you did 256 divided by positive 32 divided by positive 4, you would get the same answer. Just as a negative times a negative equals a positive, so does a negative divided by a negative.

### Positive divided by a negative?

The rules for division are the same as for multiplication. Positive multiplied (or divided) by negative is negative.

### How are multiplying integers and dividing integers alike?

a negative x a negative= a positive, a positive x a positive= a positive, a negative x a positive= a negative, and a positive x a negative= a negative. Same thing with division. a negative divided by a negative= a positive, a positive divided by a positive= a positive, a negative divided by a positive= a negative, and a positive divided by a negative is a negative. U see?

### 6 divided by negative 1?

-6 Yes the answer would be -6. But in order to get that answer you must know this: positive divided by a positive = positive positive divided by a negative = a negative negative divided by a positive = a negative negative divided by a negative = positive (also note: it's the same formula for multiplying)

### What is negative six divided by negative eight?

The same as positive six divided by positive eight.

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

A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4A positive number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a negative result.A negative number times (or divided by) a negative number gives a positive result.Thus, for example:8 / (-2) = -4(-8) / (-2) = 4

### How can we predict the sign of the product or quotient of sign numbers?

positive times positive equals positive negative times negative equals positive positive times negative equals negative Substitute "divided by" for "times" in the previous sentences and they are still true.

### Does a negative multiplied by a negative equal a positive?

Yes. Same for positive times a positive (Obviously). If the signs are the same, it is positive. So, a positive times a negative is negative.

### What does negative times a negative times a negative equl?

the same as a positive times a negative, a negative

### What is the product of a positive number multiplied by a negative number?

negative. + times - is negative + times + is positive - times - is positive Basically: same sign= positive and different signs= negative

### What is a positive number divided by a negative number?

when you are dividing 2 numbers with the same sign the answer is ALWAYS positive but when you are dividing 2 number with opposite signs the answer is ALWAYS negitive. the same is true with multiplication also

### A NEGATIVE number divided by a negative number?

Rules When Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers:Rule 1: A positive number divided by a negative number gives you a negative number.Rule 2: A negative Number divided by a negative number gives you a positive numberRule 3: A positive number divided by a positive number gives you a positive number.