What is the sign of a negative multiplied by a negative?
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
To multiply two integers, multiply the absolute values and keep the same sign as the two integers. To divide two integers, divide the absolute values and the sign of the answer is the opposite of the dividend. Zero divided by any number is equal to 0.
multiplying and dividing integers
Multiplying Integers: multiplying two integers is a process of adding the same number multiple times. For example, 3 x 4 = 12, which is the same as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
Dividing Integers: when dividing two integers, the result is the number of times the divisor can fit into the dividend. For example, 24 / 4 = 6, which means 4 can fit into 24 six times.
Absolute Value: the absolute value of an integer is the number without the negative sign. For example, the absolute value of -9 is 9, which is the same as 9 without the negative sign.
Did you know?
The same rules for multiplying and dividing integers also apply to fractions and decimals. The product of any two negative integers is always a positive integer. When you divide two integers, the result is always a rational number (not necessarily a whole number).
When multiplying and dividing integers, what strategies can you use to identify the sign of the answer?
What are some real-world examples of multiplying and dividing integers?
Think about a time when you used multiplying and dividing integers to solve a problem. What strategies did you use to come up with the correct answer?
How do you feel when you understand how to multiply and divide integers?
What is the result of multiplying -5 by -3?
What is the product of 7 multiplied by -2?
When you divide a positive number by a negative number, what is the sign of the quotient?
What is the result of dividing -24 by 4?
What is (-2) multiplied by (-6)?
Work together in pairs: What is the rule for multiplying and dividing integers with the same sign?