# When you multiply a negative by a negative Do you get a positive?

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## When you multiply a negative by a negative Do you get a positive?

When we multiply a negative number times a negative number, we are getting less negative. This analogy between multiplication and addition and subtraction helps students nicely connect the two concepts.

**What does a negative and a positive get you?**

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.

**What happens when you multiply negative numbers?**

When you multiply two negative numbers together, though, the first one flips the sign from positive to negative, and the second one flips it back. In other words, negative numbers cancel each other out: when you multiply a negative number by a negative number, you get a positive number.

### What happens when you divide a negative by a negative?

Rule 3: a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. Two negatives make a positive, so a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. For example, -8 / -2 = 4.

**What do two positives make?**

When We Multiply:

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× | 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 happens when you multiply a positive number by a number greater than 1?**

Whenever you multiply a positive number by a factor greater than 1, the product will be larger than the original number. Whenever you multiply a positive number by a positive factor less than 1, the product will be smaller than the original number.

#### What is positive minus negative?

So, instead of subtracting a negative, you are adding a positive. Basically, – (-4) becomes +4, and then you add the numbers. For example, say we have the problem -2 – –4.

**What is positive divided by negative?**

When you divide a negative number by a positive number then the quotient is negative. When you divide a positive number by a negative number then the quotient is also negative.

**What does a negative and a negative make?**

Why a negative times a negative is a positive (video) | Khan Academy.

## How do you multiply negative numbers with positive numbers?

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.

**What is negnegative multiplicated by negative?**

Negative multiplied by Negative is a positive number, which means that product of two negative integers is always positive. Multiplication of Negative numbers with a positive number will always result in a Negative number.

**Can two negative things make a positive?**

Yes indeed, two negatives make a positive, and we will explain why, with examples!. Signs.

### What is the positive and negative sign of a number?

“+” is the positive sign, “−” is the negative sign. When a number has no sign it usually means that it is positive. And we can put () around the numbers to avoid confusion.