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want to multiply 2 negatives

Guest Jul 10, 2014

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What rosala has pointed out is somewhat confusing to some people......multiplying two negatives together results in a positive!!!

I like to think of it like this:   Let's suppose that you had a bucket with a small hole in it and that it leaks out a quart of water every minute......Then, every minute, you lose one quart of water  =  (-1). And three minutes ago, (-3), you had.... (-1) x (-3) = 3 more quarts of water in the bucket than you do now........!!!!

Does that make sense???

 

  

CPhill  Jul 10, 2014
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can u be more clear with ur question !

but if u want to  multiply to negatives then this is an example that will help u!:

-2 and -2 are two negative integers! so now we'll multiply them!

(-2) x (-2) (when there are two minus signs while multiplying negative integers then the minus signs get cut )

=4    ANSWER

i hope uve understood by now and if not then pls be free to ask!

i hope this helps!

rosala  Jul 10, 2014
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Best Answer

What rosala has pointed out is somewhat confusing to some people......multiplying two negatives together results in a positive!!!

I like to think of it like this:   Let's suppose that you had a bucket with a small hole in it and that it leaks out a quart of water every minute......Then, every minute, you lose one quart of water  =  (-1). And three minutes ago, (-3), you had.... (-1) x (-3) = 3 more quarts of water in the bucket than you do now........!!!!

Does that make sense???

 

  

CPhill  Jul 10, 2014
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Yes CPhill that makes a lot of sense!

i had forgotten to add that positive thing!

i dont know y im forgetting so many thngs now a days!strange!

rosala  Jul 10, 2014
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Nice explanation Chris.  I will try and remember that one.   

Melody  Jul 12, 2014

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