1. ## multiplying negatives

how to multiply negatives

2. Originally Posted by June Harris
how to multiply negatives
Whether it is numbers or $\displaystyle x$s you are multiplying the same rules apply.

let $\displaystyle +$ = positive number, and $\displaystyle -$ = negative number.

$\displaystyle +$ x $\displaystyle +$ = $\displaystyle +$
$\displaystyle +$ x $\displaystyle -$ = $\displaystyle -$
$\displaystyle -$ x $\displaystyle +$ = $\displaystyle -$
$\displaystyle -$ x $\displaystyle -$ = $\displaystyle +$

Two of the same, ie two plus's or two minus' always equal a plus, and two different ones always equal a minus.

Hope this makes sense