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aaron94

  • 2 years ago

(-6)(4)?

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  1. Schrodinger
    • 2 years ago
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    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
    • 2 years ago
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    i just have a hard time with the negatives

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

  4. aaron94
    • 2 years ago
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    24

  5. ajprincess
    • 2 years ago
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    (-)*(-)=(+) (-)*(+)=(-)

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

  7. aaron94
    • 2 years ago
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    but its (-6)(4)?

  8. aaron94
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    Thanks @ajprincess. that really helped... you too Schrodinger

  9. ajprincess
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    You are welcome @aaron94

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

  11. aaron94
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    what about (-50) ÷ (-2)?

  12. Schrodinger
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    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
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    25

  14. ajprincess
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    (-)/(-)=(+) (-)/(+)=(-) (+)/(-)=(-) (+)/(+)=(+)

  15. ajprincess
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    U are right. That's the answer.

  16. aaron94
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    thanks @ajprincess those are really good notes

  17. aaron94
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    what about a (+) * (-)

  18. ajprincess
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    It will be (-)

  19. aaron94
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    ok thanks :)

  20. ajprincess
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    (+)*(+)=(+) yw

  21. Ahmed.53
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    -24

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