# What is negative multiplied by negative?

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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.

Also to know is, what is a negative times a negative?

Rule 3: A negative number times 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 multiplying negative numbers together.

Also Know, why when you multiply a negative by a negative it is positive? When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive, because the two negative signs are cancelled out.

Secondly, what is a negative multiplied by a positive?

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.

Do two negatives make a positive?

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.

### 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.

### 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.

### What are the rules for negative 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

### How do you prove two negatives make a positive?

But when I say "Do not eat!" I am saying the opposite (negative). Now if I say "Do NOT not eat!", I am saying I don't want you to starve, so I am back to saying "Eat!" (positive). So, two negatives make a positive, and if that satisfies you, then you don't need to read any more.

### 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.

### Is a negative divided by a negative positive or 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. When you divide two negative numbers then the quotient is positive. The same rules hold true for multiplication.

### Why do two negatives make a positive subtraction?

The two negatives cancel each other out, because negative negative would just be another positive. On the other hand, a positive and a negative would equal a negative as the two signs aren't the same.