Q: Is the product of a negative integer and its opposite negative?

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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.

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.

Yes.

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An integer is just a whole number, excluding zero. Any positive integer will always have an opposite just by placing a negative sign in front of the positive integer. You can also say that any negative whole number is an integer.

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

The opposite integer of 4 is -4?

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

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a negative integer or a fraction (as in 1/integer) or a negative fraction (as in -1/integer).

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always a negative

always a negative

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.

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

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.

the quotient of an integer and its opposite is never negative.