# What type of number results when a positive number is divided by a negative number and vice versa?

## What type of number results when a positive number is divided by a negative number and vice versa?

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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.

## What is a positive number and what is a negative number?

Any number above zero is a positive number. Any number below zero is a negative number. Negative numbers are always written with a ‘ ‘ sign in front of them and they are counted down from zero to the left on a number line.

What is a positive number plus a negative number?

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 is the result of a negative number times a positive number?

Rule 2: A negative number times a positive number equals a negative number. 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 is the rule of negative and positive?

The Rules:

Rule Example
+(+) 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 the rule for dividing positive and negative integers?

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. For example: -8 /2 = -4.

## Is binary positive or negative 1?

The representation of a signed binary number is commonly referred to as the sign-magnitude notation and if the sign bit is “0”, the number is positive. If the sign bit is “1”, then the number is negative.

## What is the rule for adding negative and positive numbers?

Whats a positive minus a negative?

):( Positive number minus a negative number switches the double negative to a positive; add the two numbers and it equals a positive number. ):( Negative number minus a positive number, adds the numbers, and keeps the negative sign.

### Is a negative times a positive a positive?

Using the fact multiplication is commutative, a negative times a positive is also negative. Since we know that −ab is negative, and the sum of these two terms is 0, therefore (−a) × (−b) is positive.

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