Question Video: Multiplying Two Negative Rational Numbers Mathematics • 7th Grade

−2 × (−6) = _.


Video Transcript

Negative two times negative six is equal to what.

To answer this question, we begin by simply calculating two times six. And of course, two times six is equal to 12. We also know that the product of two negative integers — that’s the negative integer times another negative integer — is a positive integer. That means negative two times negative six must have a positive result; it has to be 12. Negative two times negative six is 12.

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