**Integer multiplication and division rules :**

Here we are going to see rules in multiplication and division.

- Whenever we want to multiply or divide two integers with same sings, we have to put positive sign for the answer.
- Whenever we want to multiply or divide two integers with same sings, we have to put negative sign for the answer.

Note :

If negative sign appears odd number of times, then the answer will have negative sign.

If negative sign appears even number of times, then the answer will have positive sign.

Let us see some examples problems based on the above concept.

**Example 1 :**

**Is (-10) × (-7) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

**Multiplying two negative signs will become positive. So the final answer is positive.**

**Example 2 :**

**Is 7 × (-7) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears odd number of times, so the answer will have negative sign.

**Example 3 :**

**Is 14 × (-12) x (-11) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

**Example 4 :**

**Is (-2) × 3 x (-7) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

**Example 5 :**

**Is 1 × (-5) x (-4) x (-2) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears odd number of times, so the answer will have negative sign.

**Example 6 :**

**Is (-5) x (-4) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

**Example 7 :**

**Is (-3) x (-15) x (-2) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears odd number of times, so the answer will have negative sign.

**Example 8 :**

**Is 2 x (-5) x (-1) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

**Example 9 :**

**Is (-3) x (-2) x 5 positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

**Example 10 :**

**Is 4 x (-3) x (-2) positive or negative?**

**Solution :**

Here negative sign appears even number of times, so the answer will have positive sign.

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