Why does a positive times a negative produces a negative?

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Because when there is a positive and a negative in the same problem, it gives you a negative. An easy way to solve problems like that is if there is an odd number of negative signs, then your answer is going to be negative. If there is an even number of negative signs, then your answer is going to be positive. (no matter if there is a positive sign in a math problem).
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Why is a negative times a negative a positive?

Here is a proof. Let a and b be any two real numbers. Consider the number x defined as x = ab + (-a)(b) + (-a)(-b). We can write this out differently as x = ab + (-a)[

Why is a negative times a negative positive?

ITS NOT! example, -2 + -4 = -6 not a negative! Never Never Never Jonah!! hi. actually, if you notice, the person above says tht -2+(-4)=-6. -6 is a sum, NOT a pr

How is a negative times a negative a positive?

the thing is that when there are two negatives you need to cross out those which will give positive times positive equals positive. this is the rule that you need to learn it.

Why is a negative times a positive a negative?

Think of it like this: . The product of a negative number times a number (call it B ), will be the opposite sign of the sign of number B . . The product of a posi
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Is a negative timesa negative times a negative a positive or a negative?

A negative times a negative times a negative (N x N x N) is a : Negative!!! Negative times a negative is positive. A positive times a negative is a negative. Remember i