# What is negative multiplied by negative?

**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.

**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.

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.