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Multiplication and Division
There are a few basic rules to remember when multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers. Take a look at the video (below) in which Dee Greig-Dunn, Lecturer in Mathematics and Meteorology at Solent University, explains these foundation skills and the basic rules you need to remember.
How to multiply and divide positive and negative numbers.
When both numbers are the same (two positive or two negative numbers) the answer will always be positive.
When both numbers are different (one positive number and one negative number), the answer will always be negative.