## aaron94 3 years ago (-6)(4)?

1. Schrodinger

Let me first ask, do you know how positives and negatives multiply? This is pretty basic so what exactly do you know about multiplication?

2. aaron94

i just have a hard time with the negatives

3. Schrodinger

No problem, so what would six times four be then? (6)(4). Just ignore the negative sign for the moment.

4. aaron94

24

5. ajprincess

(-)*(-)=(+) (-)*(+)=(-)

6. Schrodinger

Then, since it's a negative number, it would literally just be the negative of that. So (6)(-4) = -24.

7. aaron94

but its (-6)(4)?

8. aaron94

Thanks @ajprincess. that really helped... you too Schrodinger

9. ajprincess

You are welcome @aaron94

10. Schrodinger

Yup, it's \[(-6)(4) = -24.\]

11. aaron94

12. Schrodinger

When you divide a negative number by a negative number, it's what's commonly referred to as a "double negative", and the number comes out positive. So \[(-50)\div(-2) = (50)\div(2)\] So just divide 50 by 2. WHat do you get?

13. aaron94

25

14. ajprincess

(-)/(-)=(+) (-)/(+)=(-) (+)/(-)=(-) (+)/(+)=(+)

15. ajprincess

U are right. That's the answer.

16. aaron94

thanks @ajprincess those are really good notes

17. aaron94

what about a (+) * (-)

18. ajprincess

It will be (-)

19. aaron94

ok thanks :)

20. ajprincess

(+)*(+)=(+) yw

21. Ahmed.53

-24