Table of Contents

- 1 Why is a negative number multiplied by a negative number a positive?
- 2 When you multiply a negative number times a negative number you get the same sign on the result as you do when you multiply?
- 3 What happens when you multiply by negative number?
- 4 What does a negative number minus a negative number equal?
- 5 What is the formula for adding negative numbers?
- 6 When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a?

## Why is a negative number multiplied by a negative number a positive?

This is in fact the reason why the negative numbers were introduced: so that each positive number would have an additive inverse. 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.

## When you multiply a negative number times a negative number you get the same sign on the result as you do when you multiply?

The negatives cancel out 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.

**How do you find a negative number?**

Negative numbers can be thought of as resulting from the subtraction of a larger number from a smaller. For example, negative three is the result of subtracting three from zero: 0 − 3 = −3.

**What does multiplying a number by negative 1 mean?**

Multiplying a number by −1 is equivalent to changing the sign of the number – that is, for any x we have (−1) ⋅ x = −x.

### What happens when you multiply by negative number?

When you multiply two negative numbers or two positive numbers then the product is always positive.

### What does a negative number minus a negative number equal?

Rule 3: Subtracting a negative number from a negative number – a minus sign followed by a negative sign, turns the two signs into a plus sign. 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.

**How do you multiply a negative number by a positive number?**

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. 3 times 4 equals 12. Since there is one positive and one negative number, the product is negative 12.

**How many negative numbers make a positive number?**

Rule 3: A negative number times a negative number, equals a positive number. Two negatives make a positive, so a negative number times a negative number makes a positive number.

## What is the formula for adding negative numbers?

Negative – Negative = Negative + Positive = Use the sign of the larger number and subtract (Change double negatives to a positive) (-5) – (-3) = ( -5) + 3 = -2. (-3) – ( -5) = (-3) + 5 = 2. Multiplying Rules: Positive x Positive = Positive: 3 x 2 = 6. Negative x Negative = Positive: (-2) x (-8) = 16.

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

When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive, because the two negative signs are cancelled out. Why don’t the positive signs cancel out?

**What does two negative mean?**

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