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# What can negative numbers be used for?

## What can negative numbers be used for?

Negative numbers are used to describe values on a scale that goes below zero, such as the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for temperature. The laws of arithmetic for negative numbers ensure that the common-sense idea of an opposite is reflected in arithmetic.

How do you do positive and negative numbers?

1. Rule 1: Adding positive numbers to positive numbers—it’s just normal addition.
2. Rule 2: Adding positive numbers to negative numbers—count forward the amount you’re adding.
3. Rule 3: Adding negative numbers to positive numbers—count backwards, as if you were subtracting.

### Do 2 negatives make a positive?

When you have two negative signs, one turns over, and they add together to make a positive. If you have a positive and a negative, there is one dash left over, and the answer is negative.

What do 2 positives make?

If two positive numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If two negative numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If a positive and a negative number are multiplied or divided, the answer is negative.

#### What is the quotient of two negative numbers?

RULE 3: The quotient of two negative integers is positive. If the signs are different the answer is negative. If the signs are alike the answer is positive.

What is the quotient of positive and negative numbers?

So, the quotient of a negative and a positive number is negative and, correspondingly, the quotient of a positive and a negative number is also negative. We can conclude that: When you divide a negative number by a positive number then the quotient is negative.

## What is positive divided by negative?

Rule 2: A positive number divided by a negative number equals a negative number. When you divide a negative number by a positive number, your answer is a negative number. As with multiplication, it doesn’t matter which order the positive and negative numbers are in, the answer is always a negative number.

Is a positive times a negative a positive?

Rule 1: A positive number times a positive number gives you a positive number. Rule 2: A positive number times a negative number gives you a negative number. Example 2: This is new – for example, you might have 4 x -3. The 4 is positive, but the 3 is negative, so our answer has to be negative.

### Is the product (- 3 positive or negative?

The number 9 is positive while −3 is negative.

What is the product of three negative numbers?

The product of three negative integers is a negative integer.

#### What is the product of 7 negative integers?

Answer. Answer:The product of seven negative integer will result in a negative integer. Explanation: When a negative sign is multiplied a odd number of times the product sign will be negative and if it is multiplied even number of times the product sign will be positive.

How do you know if something is positive or negative?

Terminology for signs A number is positive if it is greater than zero. A number is negative if it is less than zero. A number is non-negative if it is greater than or equal to zero. A number is non-positive if it is less than or equal to zero.

## What is positive negative called?

Positive and negative numbers are all integers. Integers are whole numbers that are either greater than zero (positive) or less than zero (negative). For every positive integer, there’s a negative integer, called an additive inverse, that is an equal distance from zero.

Which is higher in negative numbers?

On the number line the negative numbers are to the left of zero. –5 is less than 4, because –5 lies to the left of 4 on the number line. –1 is greater than –3, because –1 lies to the right of –3 on the number line.

### What is the smallest number that you know?

0

Why is zero not a whole number?

The whole numbers are the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on (the natural numbers and zero). Negative numbers are not considered “whole numbers.” All natural numbers are whole numbers, but not all whole numbers are natural numbers since zero is a whole number but not a natural number.

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