Negative numbers and absolute value
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers
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Multiplying positive and negative numbers
Learn some rules of thumb for multiplying positive and negative numbers.
Discussion and questions for this video
 We know that if we were to multiply 2 times 3,
 that would give us positive 6.
 And since we're going to start thinking
 about negative numbers in this video, one way
 to think about it I had a positive number
 times another positive number, and that gave me
 a positive number.
 So if I have a positive times a positive,
 that will give me a positive number.
 Now, let's mix it up a little bit,
 introduce some negative numbers.
 So what happens if I had negative 2 times 3?
 Well, one way to think about, and we'll talk more
 about the intuition in this video and in future videos,
 is, well, you could view this as negative 2
 repeatedly added three times.
 So this could be negative 2 plus negative 2 plus negative 2
 not negative 6 plus negative 2,
 which would be equal to well, negative 2 plus negative 2
 is negative 4 plus another negative 2 is negative 6.
 So this would be equal to negative 6.
 Or another way to think about it is if I had 2 times 3,
 I would get 6.
 But because one of these two numbers is negative,
 then my product is going to be negative.
 So if I multiply a negative times a positive,
 I'm going to get a negative.
 Now, what if we swap the order in which we multiply?
 So if we were to multiply 3 times negative 2.
 Well, it shouldn't matter.
 The order in which we multiply things
 shouldn't change the product.
 Whether we multiply 2 times 3, we'll get 6,
 or if we multiply 3 times 2, we'll get 6.
 And so we should have the same property here.
 3 times negative 2 should give us the same result.
 It's going to be equal to negative 6.
 And once again, we say 3 times 2 would be 6.
 One of these two numbers is negative.
 And so our product is going to be negative.
 So we could write a positive times
 a negative is also going to be a negative.
 And both of these are just the same thing
 with the order in which we're multiplying switched around.
 But this is one of the two numbers
 are negative, exactly one.
 So one negative, one positive number is being multiplied.
 Then you will get a negative product.
 Now let's think about the third circumstance
 when both of the numbers are negative.
 I'll just switch colors for fun here.
 If I were to multiply negative 2 times
 negative 3 and this might be the least intuitive
 for you of all.
 And here I'm just going to introduce you to the rule.
 And in future videos, we'll explore why this is
 and why this makes mathematics more all fit together.
 But this is going to be, you say, well, 2 times 3
 would be 6, and I have a negative times a negative.
 And one way you can think about it
 is that the negatives cancel out.
 And so you will actually end up with a positive 6.
 I actually don't have to write a positive here,
 but I'll write it here just to reemphasize.
 This right over here is a positive 6.
 So we have another rule of thumb here.
 If I have a negative times a negative,
 the negatives are going to cancel out.
 And that's going to give me a positive number.
 Now, with these out of the way, let's just
 do a bunch of examples.
 I encourage you to try them out before I do them.
 Pause the video, try them out, and see
 if you get the same answer.
 So let's try negative 1 times negative 1.
 Well, 1 times 1 would be 1, and we have a negative times
 a negative.
 They cancel out.
 Negative times a negative give me a positive,
 so this is going to be positive 1.
 I could just write 1, or I could literally
 write a plus sign there to emphasize
 that this is a positive 1.
 What happens if I did negative 1 times 0?
 Now, this might say, wait, this doesn't really
 fit into any of these circumstances.
 0 is neither positive nor negative.
 And here you just have to remember
 anything times 0 is going to be 0.
 So negative 1 times 0 is going to be 0.
 Or I could have said 0 times negative 783,
 that is also going to be 0.
 Let me do some interesting ones.
 What about I'll pick a new color 12 times negative 4?
 Well, once again, 12 times positive 4 would be 48.
 And we're in the circumstance where one of these two numbers
 right over here is negative, this one right over here.
 If exactly one of the two numbers is negative,
 then the product is going to be negative.
 We are in this circumstance right over here.
 We have one negative, so the product is negative.
 You could imagine this as repeatedly adding negative 4
 twelve times.
 And so you would get to negative 48.
 Let's do another one.
 What is 7 times 3?
 Well, this is a bit of a trick.
 There are no negative numbers here.
 This is just going to be 7 times 3, positive 7 times positive 3,
 the first circumstance, which you already
 knew how to do before this video.
 This would just be equal to 21.
 Let's do one more.
 So if I were to say negative 5 times negative 10,
 well, once again, negative times a negative,
 the negatives cancel out.
 Then you're just left with a positive product.
 So it's going to be 5 times 10.
 It's going to be 50.
 The negative and the negatives cancel out.
 Your product is going to be positive.
 That's this situation right over there.
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why when we multiply or divide two negative number it is always positive?
The two negative signs cancel each other out to become positive. Or they cross to make a positive sign.
This may help. It explains why a negative times a negative is a positive. Hope it helps. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/absolutevalue/mult_div_negatives/v/whyanegativetimesanegativeisapositive
2 negatives just make a positive 1 negative makes a negative
at 3:10 he says why
where is a test ?
that answer would be positive
Yes, they the 2 negative signs cancel each other out, not the other way
yes because 2 negatives is equal to a positive and it cancels each other out
Think of it this way, suppose 2x4,this is saying minus x minus = plus and multiplication is just a simpler way of doing addition so you could say multiplication. That is why a neg. x neg.= pos. number
Because when you do a problem and it has two numbers that are both negative the negative minus out and you can do the problem the same as you normally would. For example 10*5= 50 although 5*10=50 because there is not another negative number in the the problem. And one last thing, a positive and a positive = positive because there is nothing to multiply but the numbers.
Hope it helps, Hermione
Hope it helps, Hermione
yes because the sign cancel each other out because they are the same.
So when you multiply 0 with any number, positive or negative, you get 0? Is that right?
Yes anything multiplying 0 is always going to be 0
yes zero multiply by any number is all ways zero  or +
Yes, you are right.
yes it is because no matter what x0 it is always 0.(even negative numbers.)
Yes because since 0 is a neutral, you can't give it a negative or a positive sign, dude.
yes. use the identity property of multiplication or division
How about neg + neg + pos?
Multiplying two negatives and a positive would give you a positive, but by adding them it depends on the size of the numbers.
it is pos as neg and neg cancels and pos remains
First, this video is about multiplying, not adding!
3+2+2 = 3 When adding you go from left to right. 3 +2 = 5, 5 + 2 = 3 Think of it in terms of a number line.
whatever there is more of
Can somebody explain what 2 x 3 "means"? Like 2 x 3 means 2+2+2.
2 means that it is a number below 0, if you add to negatives then you will get a positive or a number above 0. The answer to this question would be 6 because you added two negatives, this makes a positives. If you have the equation 2 + +3 this would be 6 because if their is one negative number in a equation it automatically turns into a negative answer!
With apologies for the late answer, but since the other answers are just telling you how to solve the equation, here's a way you can think about the topic of multiplying with negative numbers:
Basically, if you're multiplying 2 x +3 you could read it as (for example) "I have zero dollars, and from this balance, I'm removing three dollars twice".
Going further, 2 x 3 could be "I'm removing a negative three dollars twice". You can see how there's a double negative in that: You're removing (one negative) something negative (second negative).
Say you owe two people three dollars each, and you keep a record of that. Your notes tell you that you've got a 6 dollar debt, or you've got 6 dollars. Then when you pay both of them back, you're removing this debt from your notes! So you're removing 3 dollars from your notes twice, or 2 x 3 dollars. 2 x 3 works out to 6, which is the amount of dollars you paid back. In your notes, you'd put down that you paid 6 dollars, and your new balance is 0 (= you don't owe anyone anything).
Generally speaking, a way to think about negative x ______ multiplication is to think of it as a reduction. From that, one way to think about negative x negative multiplication is to think of it as debt (< one negative) reduction (< the second negative).
Basically, if you're multiplying 2 x +3 you could read it as (for example) "I have zero dollars, and from this balance, I'm removing three dollars twice".
Going further, 2 x 3 could be "I'm removing a negative three dollars twice". You can see how there's a double negative in that: You're removing (one negative) something negative (second negative).
Say you owe two people three dollars each, and you keep a record of that. Your notes tell you that you've got a 6 dollar debt, or you've got 6 dollars. Then when you pay both of them back, you're removing this debt from your notes! So you're removing 3 dollars from your notes twice, or 2 x 3 dollars. 2 x 3 works out to 6, which is the amount of dollars you paid back. In your notes, you'd put down that you paid 6 dollars, and your new balance is 0 (= you don't owe anyone anything).
Generally speaking, a way to think about negative x ______ multiplication is to think of it as a reduction. From that, one way to think about negative x negative multiplication is to think of it as debt (< one negative) reduction (< the second negative).
You are essentially doing the same multiplication as you would with positives, but negatives. Since negative numbers are very similar to positive numbers, 2*3 is essentialy 2*3, or 2+2+2.
Now to answer your question, I doubt there even is a possible way to demonstrate it. If you try to multiply backwards, You would need to multiply 2 by 4 to get to 6. You would istead of adding, you would subtract. This does not work:2(2)(2)=4. You would need to multiply by four to get to six, but 2 x 4 is obviously not 6.
I am very sorry if I misunderstood anything, please correct me if I did.
Now to answer your question, I doubt there even is a possible way to demonstrate it. If you try to multiply backwards, You would need to multiply 2 by 4 to get to 6. You would istead of adding, you would subtract. This does not work:2(2)(2)=4. You would need to multiply by four to get to six, but 2 x 4 is obviously not 6.
I am very sorry if I misunderstood anything, please correct me if I did.
Please correct me if I am wrong, But adding a positive to a negative will not always give you a positive number. The positive number that you ad to the negative number MUST be larger.
ie; any number added to 3 MUST be larger than 3 to become a positive number, if you add 2 to 3 you will still have 1 and also you started talking about adding numbers when it was a multiplication question. It gets kind of confusing when someone wants to know why a neg x neg = pos. Just my thoughts when I was reading the answer and you said 2 + +3 would be 6 when it is actually +1 and because if there is one negative number in an equation it automatically turns into a negative answer is incorrect. Only in certain equations , it is not the standard for all equations.
ie; any number added to 3 MUST be larger than 3 to become a positive number, if you add 2 to 3 you will still have 1 and also you started talking about adding numbers when it was a multiplication question. It gets kind of confusing when someone wants to know why a neg x neg = pos. Just my thoughts when I was reading the answer and you said 2 + +3 would be 6 when it is actually +1 and because if there is one negative number in an equation it automatically turns into a negative answer is incorrect. Only in certain equations , it is not the standard for all equations.
what would 5 x 1 be? 1 x any other number is that number but i do not know if that works for negatives.
Yes, it works for negatives, too. 1 is a pretty cool number.
5 x 1 IS 5, not 1
5 x 1 = 5.
If a number in the equation is a negative number, then the answer will be too.
ex.
2 x 3 = 6
If a number in the equation is a negative number, then the answer will be too.
ex.
2 x 3 = 6
5 x 1 would be 5. 5 x 1 would be 5
5x1 is absoulty 5. anything times 1 is the same number. even negatives
It is infinity if it is 0.61747247563028475... and it is and infinity number if it is the number pie
5 times 1 is 5 because any nonzero number multiplied by 1, regardless of its sign, equals that number.
are you really talkin to me
thanks that really helped
good job i love this program i am finally starting to love math
what helped me is to make a triangle and put two negative sign at bottom and a positive sign at the top and when I got two negative signs I would cover up the bottom negative signs and the positive sign at the top would show and Id know that it was a positive example 3x(9)=negative cause Id cover up a positive cause positive 3 and cover up a negative cause negative 9 and it would be a negative 27
No. If you know how to multiply and put in negative # signs, it is only too easy.
same sign= positive.
different sign= negative
different sign= negative
why wouldnt 1 times 0 be 0?
what hlped me make tirangl and put two
When Sal said any number times 0=0, does any number include infinity? Is infinity even a number, just an expression, or something else?
The way I see it is that if we must have a number, we must be able to finish counting e.g. 10 apples, 7 cars, etc. Given infinity, we cannot finish countingagree? So, technically, infinity is not a number at all. It is just the idea of something so big that we cannot finish counting.
If I'm not mistaken some branches of math (calculus e.g.) treat infinity as a number but math with infinity is quite complicated I think.
If I'm not mistaken some branches of math (calculus e.g.) treat infinity as a number but math with infinity is quite complicated I think.
Infinity is an expression. No matter how many times you add, subtract, divide, or multiply, you will get either 0 or infinity. You cannot count to is, no matter if you are counting by fives, or counting by 1000s. However, you can express different occasions where you get infinity. e.g. 5/0. This makes many people believe that it is a number. However, wether it is used as an addend, or a divedend, you either get 0 or infinty. It is simply not a number.
adamchessulrich  Infinity is not a number. To say that it is means that it is countable. Any infinite would be in an uncountable set. The result would be an indeterminate form if you tried. So, it's like dividing by 0, you just can't do it basically.
@karsang  Calculus doesn't treat infinity as a number. It still treats it as a concept. You would be talking about limit  as a number approaches infinity for example (e.g.: an exceptionally large number).
@karsang  Calculus doesn't treat infinity as a number. It still treats it as a concept. You would be talking about limit  as a number approaches infinity for example (e.g.: an exceptionally large number).
Well, anything times 0 is always zero. This also includes infinity and millions.
I thought u said they would be negative im confused
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I just thought that two lines like in 2 x3 and their are two lines in a positive sign like in +6 so that is my way of looking at it.
Yeah that's what the answer is just look at 1:14
epauls or equals
yes 2x3 epauls 6
If you did negative 1 or positive 1, how would you know what 1 it is? Because 1*1=1 . Would that 1 be a positive or negative 1?
That's why you have the () sign before a number and in your case if one of the ones is negative, you will see 1
i do not know
Let's look at the four possibilities:
1 * 1 = 1. OR positive 1 * positive 1 = positive 1.
1 * 1 = 1, OR negative 1 * positive 1 = negative 1.
1 * 1 = 1, OR positive 1 * negative 1 = negative 1.
1 * 1 = 1, or negative 1 * negative 1 = positive 1.
1 * 1 = 1. OR positive 1 * positive 1 = positive 1.
1 * 1 = 1, OR negative 1 * positive 1 = negative 1.
1 * 1 = 1, OR positive 1 * negative 1 = negative 1.
1 * 1 = 1, or negative 1 * negative 1 = positive 1.
why neg neg = to pos ?
Well, negative times negative and negative divided by negative both equal positive, as Anthony said, but your statement is actually incorrect. A negative number minus a lower negative number equals a positive number, since  negative= add positive, and the absolute value of the lower negative number is greater. However, a negative number minus a higher negative number equals a less negative number, but still negative, since the absolute value of the higher negative number is lesser.
This is a postulate that applies to all numbers:
Negative * Negative = Positive
Negative * Positive = Negative
Positive * Negative = Negative
Positive * Positive = Positive
Negative / Negative = Positive
Negative / Positive = Negative
Positive / Negative = Negative
Positive / Positive = Positive
Negative * Negative = Positive
Negative * Positive = Negative
Positive * Negative = Negative
Positive * Positive = Positive
Negative / Negative = Positive
Negative / Positive = Negative
Positive / Negative = Negative
Positive / Positive = Positive
Why is that if you mulitiply a negative number by 0, it doesnt equal 0. At 4:10 it explains it but it still doesnt make any sense!
Zero is neither positive, nor negative. But, anything times zero is zero because if you have nothing, then more of nothing is still nothing.
What about 10 times 4 times 2 do all of them cancel out?
No, if you're multiplying an odd number of negative values then your final answer will be negative.
Nathan is right and another way of thinking about it is this: so let's say 10 x 4 x 2
10 x 4 would be +40. then you multiply +40 by 2 and you'll get 80
multiplying three (or any odd number of) negative numbers will always have a negative answer
10 x 4 would be +40. then you multiply +40 by 2 and you'll get 80
multiplying three (or any odd number of) negative numbers will always have a negative answer
neg times neg pos_ pos times pos pos_ neg times pos neg_ pos times neg neg?
Yup. You can think of it like this: when one is positive and the other one is negative (or viceversa), they are different, right? They "disagree", so the answer is immediately negative. When both of them are positive (or negative), they are identical, they "agree", therefore the answer is positive :) hope it helped ;)
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Yeah. I find it easy to think, if both numbers are on the same side of the number line, they come out positive, and viceversa.
Why negative times negative gives positive ?
2 * 3 means add 2 to itself 3 times which equals 6
but what does 1 X 1 means ?
2 * 3 means add 2 to itself 3 times which equals 6
but what does 1 X 1 means ?
Think of it as taking away a debt of $1, one time. If you take that debt away, $1 more than you did before. So 1*1=1
what number do you have to multiply with a negative to make it a postive! simplest form please!
You can multiply any negative with another negative to get a positive!
What does he mean by 1 x 0 =0
when you multiple in the zeros by any number your answer will always be zero
Why is it that two negitives equal a positive?
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Because on a number line, each negative added together goes up the number line instead of down.
what indacates division?
Other than the divide symbol, the forward slash, the underline bar (between the numerator and denominator), and the colon (for ratios) can also indicate division.
When typing on your computer, it is acceptable to use a forward slash for division. In other instances a dash with a dot above and below is used.
What about fractions? How does that work? Dividing and multiplying fractions? I know with regular fractions that you would just want the denominators to be the same, would the math work the same way? just being either a negative or positive? Is it weird that I find multiplication of negatives and positives easier than adding and subtracting negatives from positives?
The same rule applies to fractions. If you multiply a negative fraction by a positive fraction, your result will be a negative fraction. If you multiply two negative fractions, your result will be a positive fraction. If you multiply two positive fractions, your result will be a positive fraction.
It doesn't really matter what kind of numbers you're dealing with (fractions, decimals, or integers). Just remember that a positive and a negative give a negative; a negative and a negative give a positive; and a positive and a positive give a positive.
Multiplying and dividing fractions are quite simple. To multiply fractions, you multiply the numerators and the denominators together, and then simplify your product. To divide fractions, you flip the second fraction over and multiply. For example:
1/2 divide by 1/4=1/2 times 4/1=4/2=2.
There are lots of videos on this topic on Khan Academy.
It doesn't really matter what kind of numbers you're dealing with (fractions, decimals, or integers). Just remember that a positive and a negative give a negative; a negative and a negative give a positive; and a positive and a positive give a positive.
Multiplying and dividing fractions are quite simple. To multiply fractions, you multiply the numerators and the denominators together, and then simplify your product. To divide fractions, you flip the second fraction over and multiply. For example:
1/2 divide by 1/4=1/2 times 4/1=4/2=2.
There are lots of videos on this topic on Khan Academy.
In your videos can u give at least one challenging problem because I want to see if I understand the concept. Thank u so much for what u did u really helped me in my academics.
Which video shows why a negative times a negative is a positive?
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/prealgebra/negativesabsolutevalueprealg/multdivnegativesprealg/v/whyanegativetimesanegativeisapositive
This is the link for why 2 negatives make a positive
This is the link for why 2 negatives make a positive
Why is 0 a neutral number?
Zero is the balance of a number line. It lies on neither side of negative or positive.
because it is neither negative or positive
I know that anything times 0 = 0, but isn't it just times nothing? Like 400 x 0 = 0 right? But zero is like nothing so shouldn't it be 400?
It would still be 0, because it would be multiplying 400 by nothing, therefore you would have 400 nothings, which would be 0 because it's nothing.
no it should be 0 becuse 0 is something
I am a senior citizen and I am trying to understand neg and pos math problems and I need to see examples. what is 20 minus 12? 12 minus 20? 31 x 2? 10 divided by 5? 30 plus 7 , thank you for your help.
20 minus 12 can be seen as
20  12 = 32
The answer is 32 because the absolute value of 20 is 20, and the absolute value of minus 12 is 12. All you have to do is add 20 and 12, and add the negative sign.
31 x 2 = 2 x 31
If one neg number and one pos number are being multiplied together, I usually put the neg number first, but you can most certainly have your own way of setting up a problem.
2 x 31 = 62
The answer is 62 because you are first multiplying pos 31 and pos 2 (ignore the neg sign for now). The product of 31 and 2 is 62. Now, you need to stop ignoring the neg sign on the 2 and put the neg sign beside the 62, which is 62.
10 divided by 5 is the same thing as
10 ÷ 5 = 2
If you divide pos 10 by pos 5 and ignore the neg sign beside the 10 for a moment, the answer is 2. Now you forget about ignoring the neg sign and put it beside the 2, so the answer is 2.
30 + 5 is the same as
5  30 = 25
I look at this original problem, 30 +5, as 30  5, which is 25. Then, I add the neg sign to the 25, of which is 25. I set the problem up as 30  5 first because I know that 30 = 30 and that 5 = 5. I also know that the neg sign can wait on the sidelines for a moment.
I hope that I helped you understand neg and pos math problems more.
20  12 = 32
The answer is 32 because the absolute value of 20 is 20, and the absolute value of minus 12 is 12. All you have to do is add 20 and 12, and add the negative sign.
31 x 2 = 2 x 31
If one neg number and one pos number are being multiplied together, I usually put the neg number first, but you can most certainly have your own way of setting up a problem.
2 x 31 = 62
The answer is 62 because you are first multiplying pos 31 and pos 2 (ignore the neg sign for now). The product of 31 and 2 is 62. Now, you need to stop ignoring the neg sign on the 2 and put the neg sign beside the 62, which is 62.
10 divided by 5 is the same thing as
10 ÷ 5 = 2
If you divide pos 10 by pos 5 and ignore the neg sign beside the 10 for a moment, the answer is 2. Now you forget about ignoring the neg sign and put it beside the 2, so the answer is 2.
30 + 5 is the same as
5  30 = 25
I look at this original problem, 30 +5, as 30  5, which is 25. Then, I add the neg sign to the 25, of which is 25. I set the problem up as 30  5 first because I know that 30 = 30 and that 5 = 5. I also know that the neg sign can wait on the sidelines for a moment.
I hope that I helped you understand neg and pos math problems more.
uhhhhh yesh i think uhhh
54÷(−6)=? how to do this ?
First, figure out what sign the answer would have. Because the six is a negative and 54 is a positive, the answer would be negative, as that is the rule. Now, you just use your multiplication skills to figure out the answer.
P.S. the answer is 9.
P.S. the answer is 9.
Use the order of operations for this problem.
you would divide it like normal but then add the negative sign from the six
9
9
how do you do this? its confusing me and Im not exactly a math person but im not bad at it. Can anyone help me on this? IT IS VERY CONFUSING!
I can help 2 k :>
It's not really confusing; you would multiply/divide the two numbers as you normally would and all you need to know is that (neg x pos = neg) (neg x neg = pos) (and of course pos x pos = pos)
example: 8 x 4 just get the answer which is 32 and then you can remember that (pos x neg = neg), so you get 32
hope this helps
example: 8 x 4 just get the answer which is 32 and then you can remember that (pos x neg = neg), so you get 32
hope this helps
so that means that if you have 2 x 3 x 5 x 6 = +180
yes, you did the math right. Good Job! :)
it won't let me play some video's? the screen just go's blank!
What is the math behind this?
well, think of it this way. 2 * 2. what is the answer? well, you have negative two on the number line. you multiply that, going in the same direction. (negative direction) by two. so you get four.
now, if you multiplied by 2 (so now the new problem is 2 * 2), you would change directions, again. first you were going in the positive direction. you changed to the negative direction(because of the start number being negative 2), and then, when you multiplied it by 2, you changed directions again. you can think of it as multiplying a number by negative one, means change directions.
So anyway, you now multiply by 2, change directions, and get 4. so the answer to 2 * 2 = 4. thanks! hope this helps!
now, if you multiplied by 2 (so now the new problem is 2 * 2), you would change directions, again. first you were going in the positive direction. you changed to the negative direction(because of the start number being negative 2), and then, when you multiplied it by 2, you changed directions again. you can think of it as multiplying a number by negative one, means change directions.
So anyway, you now multiply by 2, change directions, and get 4. so the answer to 2 * 2 = 4. thanks! hope this helps!
I have a question about subtracting negative numbers... how do you know how to subtract a problem like this: (2)  10 I will do it the way I know how...
(2  10 = 8,
but this ends up being wrong and it's actually the answer you would get if you were to add. I am a little confused. Could someone help me answer this question? Thanks! ^_^
(2  10 = 8,
but this ends up being wrong and it's actually the answer you would get if you were to add. I am a little confused. Could someone help me answer this question? Thanks! ^_^
( 2 )  10 = ?
2 + 10 = 12
The answer to your problem is 12
You forget 2 is negative, if it wasn't, this is what it would look like:
2  10 = ?
2  10 = 8
2 + 10 = 12
The answer to your problem is 12
You forget 2 is negative, if it wasn't, this is what it would look like:
2  10 = ?
2  10 = 8
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers have always confused me. I'm sure that the answer is really obvious but how do you know if the answer is a positive or a negative?
Well, here are the four general rules to know:
```Positive x Positive = Positive
Positive x Negative = Negative
Negative x Positive = Negative
Negative x Negative = Positive
```
```Positive x Positive = Positive
Positive x Negative = Negative
Negative x Positive = Negative
Negative x Negative = Positive
```
@ 4:07 how does 0 times 1 = o and not o?
0 is a neutral number. If you put zero on a number line, it would be the middle of all the numbers.
What would happen if you multiplied negative times negative times positive?
The commutative property of addition states order does not matter in multiplication so you can say:
1.negative times negative is a positive. positive times positive is positive.
2. negative times positive is negative. Negative times negative is positive.
So you would get a positive.
1.negative times negative is a positive. positive times positive is positive.
2. negative times positive is negative. Negative times negative is positive.
So you would get a positive.
So same signs positive, opposite sides negative. Am I getting the point?
Yes, you are correct!
1 * 1 = 1
1 * 1 = 1
1 * 1 = 1
1 * 1 = 1
1 * 1 = 1
1 * 1 = 1
Is there a counterexample for my assumption that 1 multiplied by any number equals that number?
No. Your statement is a rule, therefore thus far it has not been proven wrong. In other words, there is not counterexample.
Is there a 0?
Zero is neither negative nor positive. However, in a math problem you can have something like 2  0 = 2.
does commutative property work with negative numbers??
Yes. Commutative property works always, thats why it's so cool.
How does a negative times a negative equals a positive number, or a negative divided a negative equals a positive number?
Think of the sign of a number as a light bulb. When the number is positive the bulb is on, when it's negative the bulb is off.
When you multiply by a positive number you do not touch the light switch. When you multiply by a negative number you flip the light switch.
So if a number is positive (then it's light is on) and you multiply by a negative number, do the multiplication (for the numbers) and flip the switch once (for the sign)... flip the switch once, the light goes out, the answer is negative.
If you then multiply that number by another negative number, the multiply the values and flip the switch... you get a number and the light goes on, so the answer is positive.
So 2 x (3) bulb is initially on,, 2 x 3 = 6, hit switch once, bulb goes off, answer is 6
6 x 4, bulb is initially off, 6 x 4 = 24, hit switch once, bulb comes back on, answer is 24
It may not make a lot of sense at this point, but it is a rule you can always use. Understanding is always better, but having a rule you can use sometimes has suffice until understand develops.
When you multiply by a positive number you do not touch the light switch. When you multiply by a negative number you flip the light switch.
So if a number is positive (then it's light is on) and you multiply by a negative number, do the multiplication (for the numbers) and flip the switch once (for the sign)... flip the switch once, the light goes out, the answer is negative.
If you then multiply that number by another negative number, the multiply the values and flip the switch... you get a number and the light goes on, so the answer is positive.
So 2 x (3) bulb is initially on,, 2 x 3 = 6, hit switch once, bulb goes off, answer is 6
6 x 4, bulb is initially off, 6 x 4 = 24, hit switch once, bulb comes back on, answer is 24
It may not make a lot of sense at this point, but it is a rule you can always use. Understanding is always better, but having a rule you can use sometimes has suffice until understand develops.
But 1 x 0 is 1
Anything times 0 equals 0.
so is it pos.*pos.=pos. neg.*neg.=neg. pos.*neg.=pos. neg.*pos.=neg.?
Not quite. You have the first and last ones right, but the others are incorrect. They go like this:
pos * pos = pos
neg * neg = pos
pos * neg = neg
neg * pos = neg
So, basically, if both numbers are negative or both numbers are positive, you get a positive. But if one is positive and the other is negative, you get a negative.
pos * pos = pos
neg * neg = pos
pos * neg = neg
neg * pos = neg
So, basically, if both numbers are negative or both numbers are positive, you get a positive. But if one is positive and the other is negative, you get a negative.
So on the chart on the bottom it doesn't say what is a negative times a positive or is it the same as a positive times negative?
Yes. With multiplication, the order doesn't matter (the commutative property of multiplication), so a negative times a positive is the same thing as a positive times a negative.
A positive times a negative and a negative times a positive are both a negative.
why is this a 7th grade subject when i'm learning this in school right now and i'm a 6th grader?
I learnt this in 5th, its all about your school.
You're ahead of the game!
So a negative times a negative is a positive?
Yes, a negative times a negative is a positive
how come negatives cancel out .
But positives do not
But positives do not
It's a mathematical rule Think of it this way:
My friend's friend is also a friend : Positive x Positive = Positive
My friend's enemy is my enemy : Positive x Negative = Negative
My enemy's friend is my enemy : Negative x Positive = Negative
My enemy's enemy is my friend : Negative x Negative = Positive.
My friend's friend is also a friend : Positive x Positive = Positive
My friend's enemy is my enemy : Positive x Negative = Negative
My enemy's friend is my enemy : Negative x Positive = Negative
My enemy's enemy is my friend : Negative x Negative = Positive.
At 0:32 he starts telling us about positives and negatives. Does my saying work; If a Bad thing happens to a bad person (x  x) its a good thing (answer would be a positive)?
Mathematically, we would get a neutral or positive. We wold probably represent it more as an addition problem in math, but the abstract concept of a negative negative will always give a positive still stands in your saying. :)
It's kind of saying like : I will not not do something...
Interesting Question. :)
Sylvia.
It's kind of saying like : I will not not do something...
Interesting Question. :)
Sylvia.
Thank you for helping me out! :)
would the product of 2 and 3 the same as 3 and 2?
Yes, in multiplying different symbols this would equal the same answer.
If there are an odd number of negatives, the product will be negative.
If there are an even number of negatives, the product will be positive.
I hope that helped!
If there are an odd number of negatives, the product will be negative.
If there are an even number of negatives, the product will be positive.
I hope that helped!
why is it so tricky?
Well, I guess because it has negative numbers involved. To make it easy, all you need to remember is that positive x positive = positive, negative x negative = positive and positive x negative = negative. After you memorise that, it will hopefully become easier :)
this websit is okay
What is a websit? Ar you sitting on a spider's web, perhaps?
It's more than OK, it is superb!
What if it was a positive times a positive times a negative? Or a negative times a negative times a positive? Like 6 x 23 x 17.
If you have an odd number of negative numbers being multiplied, then the product will be negative. If you have an even number of negative numbers being multiplied, then the product will be positive.
e.g. 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 (There are five 1 is this problem, five is odd) = 1
e.g. 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 (There are four 1 is this problem, four is even) = 1
e.g. 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 (There are five 1 is this problem, five is odd) = 1
e.g. 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 (There are four 1 is this problem, four is even) = 1
But there is no video about multiplying 3 different numbers that are negative, but if there is tell me about it please kinda confused.
You can multiply two of the numbers and get the answer. Multiply that answer by the third number.
Here's an example: Multiply (3)(4)(2)
First multiply 3 by 4 = 12
Then multiply the answer 12 by 2 = 24
So the answer is 24.
Hope this helps.
Here's an example: Multiply (3)(4)(2)
First multiply 3 by 4 = 12
Then multiply the answer 12 by 2 = 24
So the answer is 24.
Hope this helps.
so if I understand this correctly  0 x 1 = 0 instead of 0? is there ever a case where 0 will be negative as opposed to positive? I'm thinking I understand that 0 is always 0 and never negative  am I right?
0 is neither a positive or a negative number. This is because numbers are classified as whether or not they are larger or smaller than 0. It would be like saying 0>0 or 0<0, which is not correct because 0=0. Just remember 0 as a kind of placeholder on a number line.
0 is a neutral number.
Thank you very much!
Why is not working??
i am always getting confused with if you multiply a negative and a positive and a negative = what and a negative and negative or a positive and a positive = what ? same with division
a negative times a positive is a negative and the same the other way around, and a negative times a negative and a positive times a positive is a positive. so the negative times the positive will be a negative, and that times the other negative will be a positive.
This has always made it easier for me to remember 
positive = love
negative = hate
If you love love or hate hate, then you are positive.
If you love hate or hate love, then you are negative.
This also works for addition and subtraction for getting the signs correct.
Example: 6 + 4 =
The "plus negative" can be looked at as loving hate ("negative" or simply changing the sign to minus), so you are actually subtracting the 4 from the 6. The answer, of course, being 2.
I hope this helps.
positive = love
negative = hate
If you love love or hate hate, then you are positive.
If you love hate or hate love, then you are negative.
This also works for addition and subtraction for getting the signs correct.
Example: 6 + 4 =
The "plus negative" can be looked at as loving hate ("negative" or simply changing the sign to minus), so you are actually subtracting the 4 from the 6. The answer, of course, being 2.
I hope this helps.
hi everyone!! how can you add the neg times a pos
If you have a "neg times a pos" then it will be a negative. Calculate the number (which will be negative) then add as usual.
The way I remember it, is that among deer, one male deer has this whole group of female deer, and he's more powerful than them. And if another male deer tries to take over, they fight, and sometimes they both die. So the negative is like the male deer, and the positive is like a female deer. The female deer get along, so pos x pos = pos. If a male deer confronts a female deer, the female deer will back down, so neg x pos = neg. And if two male deer confront each other, they both die, so they cancel out: neg x neg = pos. I'm probably the only one who understands this, but I want to share it anyway.
do you have any practice on mutiplying positive and negative numbers ?
yes i am the top person on multiplication in my school with positive and negatives # (numbers) 9x5=45 or just do this 9+9+9+9+9=45 and for negatives is love and hate.
for example 9 x 5 =45 because u hate to love so it = hate
9 x 9 = 81 because u hate to hate so it = love
hate =  and love= +
for example 9 x 5 =45 because u hate to love so it = hate
9 x 9 = 81 because u hate to hate so it = love
hate =  and love= +
Shouldn't 1 divided by 0 equal 1??
No, anything divided by 0 is undefined.
Essentially you are asking how many groups of 0 do I need to get 1, and there is no valid answer to that question.
Essentially you are asking how many groups of 0 do I need to get 1, and there is no valid answer to that question.
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Hi.Can anybody tell me how to use a timestamp?please.
Hi Abhimanyu!
Say you are referring to 2:15 in a video then all you have to do is type 2 : 1 5.
(Without the spaces in between the numbers☺).
I hope that helped!
Say you are referring to 2:15 in a video then all you have to do is type 2 : 1 5.
(Without the spaces in between the numbers☺).
I hope that helped!
Why is math so mindblowing?
Why do I continue to ask so many questions.
Why is math so confusing?
Why do I continue to ask so many questions.
Why is math so confusing?
1) Because it's awesome.
2) Because you are naturally curious.
3) Because you are working hard and you care.
Keep up the good work! You can do it!
2) Because you are naturally curious.
3) Because you are working hard and you care.
Keep up the good work! You can do it!
1 * 1 I guess would just  1