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The two negatives cancel out and the number becomes positive.

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Is a negative multiplied by a negative equal a negative?

No, a negative multiplied by a negative is a positive, as is of course a positive multiplied by a positive. Only when a negative is multiplied by a positive is the answer negative.


What is a Negative multiplied by a negative equal?

A positive.


What does a negative multiplied by a negative equal?

A positive


What is a negative times a negative equal?

A negative multiplied by a negative is a positive.


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

No, the product of the multiplication of a positive and a negative value is negative.


Does a negative times a negative number equal?

A negative number multiplied by a negative yields a positive answer.


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 is a negative multiplied by a positive equal?

a negative. -3 x 4 = -12


Multiplying negative numbers?

any two negative numbers multiplied together equals a positive number. any two positives numbers multiplied together equal positive numbers and any negative and positive numbers multiplied together equals a negative.negative, negative = positivenegative, positive = negativepositive, positive = positive


Why does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number.


Why does the product of 3 negative numbers equal a negative number number?

Because two negative multiplied together equal a positive. So after the first multiplication we have a positive and a negative. When we multiply these we have a negative.


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

All negative integers, when multiplied by a positive integer, or vice versa, will result in a negative integer. I. E. 5*-5=-25