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## What are the rules for dividing positive and negative numbers?

When you divide a negative number by a positive number then the quotient is negative. When you divide a positive number by a negative number then the quotient is also negative. When you divide two negative numbers then the quotient is positive. The same rules hold true for multiplication.

### Is division A positive or negative?

Review the basic of dividing negative numbers and try some practice problems….Summary.

Expression | Quotient | Example |
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positive ÷ positive | positive | 6 ÷ 2 = 3 6\div 2=3 6÷2=3 |

negative ÷ negative | positive | − 6 ÷ ( − 2 ) = 3 -6\div (-2)=3 −6÷(−2)=3 |

**What is the rule for multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers?**

With two numbers, the rules for multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers are not only simple, but they’re also the same for both operations: When multiplying or dividing two numbers, if the two signs are the same, the result is positive, and if the two signs are different, the result is negative.

**Why minus divided by minus is plus?**

The fact that the product of two negatives is a positive is therefore related to the fact that the inverse of the inverse of a positive number is that positive number back again.

## What are the negative and positive rules?

The Rules:

Rule | Example | |
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+(+) | Two like signs become a positive sign | 3+(+2) = 3 + 2 = 5 |

−(−) | 6−(−3) = 6 + 3 = 9 | |

+(−) | Two unlike signs become a negative sign | 7+(−2) = 7 − 2 = 5 |

−(+) | 8−(+2) = 8 − 2 = 6 |

### What is a positive divided by a positive?

Rule 1: A positive number divided by a positive number equals a positive number. This is the division you have been doing all along. For example: 16 / 4 = 4.

**How do you divide a negative fraction?**

Steps for Dividing Fractions

- Find the reciprocal of the divisor, or second fraction.
- Multiply the numerators together.
- Multiply the denominators together.
- Simplify the answer if possible.
- Determine if the answer is positive or negative using the sign rules.

**What is a negative and a positive equal?**

When you multiply a negative number to a positive number, your answer is a negative number. It doesn’t matter which order the positive and negative numbers are in that you are multiplying, the answer is always a negative number.

## What are the rules for multiplying and dividing with negative numbers?

Multiplying and dividing negative numbers can be summarized with the following rules:

- Multiplying a negative and a positive results in a negative.
- Multiplying two negatives results in a positive.
- Dividing a negative and a positive results in a negative.
- Dividing two negatives results in a positive.

### What do two 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 happens when you divide a negative number?**

Two Negatives When you divide two negative numbers, the answer is always a positive number. For example, -4 divided by -2 equals 2. When both numbers are negative, the negatives cancel out, resulting in the answer always being a positive number.