# Multiplication Of Two Numbers

In this topic multiplication of two numbers we have given the method of multiplying of two numbers with different signs. Here we have given a simple example to understand this topic.Using this method we can easily multiply the two numbers in a fraction of second. This would be very useful school kids.

Definition of multiplication:

Multiplication is nothing but the continuous addition.It is the inverse process of division. It increases the value.

Practical example:

let us take the multiplication problem 2 x 3. For calculating the answer we can use the multiplication tables. In that we have 2 x 3. The answer for that is 6.other wise we can apply the continuous addition method that is adding 2 as three times that is 2 + 2 + 2 .The answer will be same.

Multiplying two numbers with signs

When we are multiplying two number first we have to multiply the signs then only we have to multiply the numbers. We have to follow the below instruction whenever we need to multiply two symbols.

Sign of first number Sign of Second number Sign of answer
positive
positive
positive
Negative
Negative
Positive
Positve
Negative
Negative
Negative
Positive
Negative

Now let us see some examples to understand this topic. For example if we have the numbers -8 and -5 and we are asking to find the product of those numbers. First we have to consider the symbols of those numbers. Here the symbol of first number is negative and the symbol of second number is negative. So if we multiply negative by negative we will get positive sign. The product of 5 and 8 is 40. So we will get the answer + 40. If we have positive sign for any number we don't have o show them. So we can simply write the answer as 40.

Multipliying two numbers

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