Rule 2: A positive number times a negative number gives you a negative number. Example 3: This is also new—and doesn’t seem to make much sense, but it is a rule we have to follow when multiplying negative numbers together. So, for example, we may have the problem -3 x -4.

Rule 2: A **negative** number **times** a **positive** number equals a **negative** number. When you multiply a **negative** number to a **positive** number, your answer is a **negative** number. It doesn’t matter which order the **positive** and **negative** numbers are in that you are multiplying, the answer is always a **negative** number.

One may also ask, does a negative and a positive make a positive? The signs add together physically. When you have two **negative** signs, one turns over, and they add together to **make a positive**. If you have a **positive** and a **negative**, there **is** one dash left over, and the answer **is negative**.

Subsequently, one may also ask, why is a positive times a negative a negative?

When you multiply a **negative** by a **negative** you get a **positive**, because the two **negative** signs are cancelled out.

What is a negative a positive?

A **positive** integer is a number which is more than 0. A **negative** integer is a number which is less than 0. There are a few simple rules worth remembering when adding and subtracting a mix of **positive** and **negative** integers: **Positive** + **Positive** = **Positive**. For example: 4 + 2 = 6.

### What does a negative and a positive equal in addition?

If two positive numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If two negative numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If a positive and a negative number are multiplied or divided, the answer is negative.

### Is 7 positive or negative?

Any number without a minus sign in front of it is considered to be a positive number, meaning a number that’s greater than zero. So while -7 is negative seven, 7 is positive seven, or simply seven.

### Why do two negatives make a positive?

Each number has an “additive inverse” associated to it (a sort of “opposite” number), which when added to the original number gives zero. The fact that the product of two negatives is a positive is therefore related to the fact that the inverse of the inverse of a positive number is that positive number back again.

### What do two positives make?

When We Multiply: Example × two positives make a positive: 3 × 2 = 6 × two negatives make a positive: (−3) × (−2) = 6 × a negative and a positive make a negative: (−3) × 2 = −6 × a positive and a negative make a negative: 3 × (−2) = −6

### What do you get when you multiply a negative by a negative?

There are two simple rules to remember: When you multiply a negative number by a positive number then the product is always negative. When you multiply two negative numbers or two positive numbers then the product is always positive. Now we have two negative numbers, so the result is positive.

### How do you know if a number is negative or positive?

Terminology for signs A number is positive if it is greater than zero. A number is negative if it is less than zero. A number is non-negative if it is greater than or equal to zero. A number is non-positive if it is less than or equal to zero.

### What are the rules for negative and positive numbers?

The Rules: Rule Example +(+) Two like signs become a positive sign 3+(+2) = 3 + 2 = 5 −(−) 6−(−3) = 6 + 3 = 9 +(−) Two unlike signs become a negative sign 7+(−2) = 7 − 2 = 5 −(+) 8−(+2) = 8 − 2 = 6

### What is a negative times a negative?

This is an illustration of a positive times a negative resulting in a negative. This is an illustration of a negative times a negative resulting in a positive. If one thinks of multiplication as grouping, then we have made a positive group by taking away a negative number twelve times.

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

Rule 3: A negative number divided by a negative number gives you a positive number. Example 3: This is also new—and doesn’t seem to make much sense, but it is a rule we have to follow when dividing negative numbers.

### Why is a negative number squared negative?

Yes, you can square a negative number. This is because to square a number just means to multiply it by itself. For example, (-2) squared is (-2)(-2) = 4. Note that this is positive because when you multiply two negative numbers you get a positive result.

### How do you add and subtract negative and positive numbers?

Rule 3: Subtracting a negative number from a negative number—when you see the subtraction (minus) sign followed by a negative sign, turn the two signs into a plus sign. Thus, instead of subtracting a negative, you are adding a positive. So, – -5 becomes +5, and continue normally with the addition.

### Why minus and minus is plus?

The sign before 2 indicates the direction to face ( left or right) if it is plus face right and if it is minus face left. Sign before 3 indicates the direction in which we should move(backwards or forward), If it is plus move forward and if it is minus moves backwards. So we start from zero.

### Do two negatives make a positive in English?

By YourDictionary. Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence. Using two negatives usually turns the thought or sentence into a positive one. Double negatives are generally discouraged in English because they are considered to be poor grammar and they can be confusing.

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