 Positive × positive =
positive
Example: 9 × 8 = 72

 Negative × negative =
positive
Example: (12)(11) = 132

 Positive
× negative = negative
Example: (15)(5) = 75
Example: 5 times Picksburg’s running back,
"the Trolley," was stopped for a loss of 2 yards. How
many yards did he lose?
Answer: 10



 Negative × positive =
negative
Example: (4)(11) = 44
Example: The Minnesota State golf team has 4
golfers that are each –6 (or 6 strokes under par) on their
rounds for the day. What is the team score?
Answer: 24

 If there are an odd number of
negative signs the answer is negative.
Example: (5)(2)(7) = 70

 If there are an even number
of negative signs the answer is positive.
Example: (5)(2)(7) = 70
