# Multiplication of Natural Numbers proof

• Feb 17th 2011, 02:10 PM
jstarks44444
Multiplication of Natural Numbers proof
Let m be an element of the Natural Numbers and n be an element of the Integers. If m*n is an element of the Natural Numbers, then n is an element of the Natural Numbers.

Any help with the above proof would be appreciated!
• Feb 17th 2011, 02:32 PM
Plato
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Originally Posted by jstarks44444
Let m be an element of the Natural Numbers and n be an element of the Integers. If m*n is an element of the Natural Numbers, then n is an element of the Natural Numbers.

One again, if you would post a list of axioms, definitions, and theorems you would receive better help.

Not having a such here a guess based upon the definition of $\mathbb{N}$ you posted before.
Suppose that $n\notin\mathbb{N}$
Based on the given we know that $n\in \mathbb{Z}$ so from the axiom $n=0\text{ or }-n\in \mathbb{N}$.
You have proven that $j>0$ for all $j\in\mathbb{N}$.
What would that say about $mn~?$