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wmdschristie3
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USA
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Posted - 09/15/2007 :  21:50:57  Show Profile
When you multiply 6 (-6) is the answer equal to 0 or -36?
Please help!!!!!!!!!!
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Mrspi
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USA
998 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2007 :  22:52:28  Show Profile
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Originally posted by wmdschristie3

When you multiply 6 (-6) is the answer equal to 0 or -36?
Please help!!!!!!!!!!



When you multiply two numbers with the SAME sign (both positive, or both negative,) the result is positive. When you multiply two numbers with DIFFERENT signs (one positive and one negative, the result is negative.)


Ok...you are multiplying 6 * (-6)

These numbers have different signs. So, the result will be negative. To find the "number" part of the answer, multiply 6*6. Then since you know the result is negative, put a "-" sign in front of the result.

6*(-6) = - (6*6)
6*(-6) = -36

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Subhotosh Khan
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Posted - 09/16/2007 :  20:30:39  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by wmdschristie3

When you multiply 6 (-6) is the answer equal to 0 or -36?

Only time you'll get a zero through multiplication is when you multiply by another zero.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!

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