## Thursday, September 20, 2007

### Multiplying and Dividing Integers

Multiplying Integers:

When you multiply two integers with the same signs, the result is always positive. Just multiply the absolute values and make the answer positive.

Positive x positive = positive
Negative x negative = positive

When you multiply two integers with different signs, the result is always negative. Just multiply the absolute values and make the answer negative.

Positive x negative = negative
Negative x positive = negative

Dividing Integers:

When you divide two integers with the same sign, the result is always positive. Just divide the absolute values and make the answer positive.

Positive ÷ positive = positive
Negative ÷ negative = positive

When you divide two integers with different signs, the result is always negative. Just divide the absolute values and make the answer negative. Just multiply the absolute values and make the answer negative.

Positive x negative = negative
Negative x positive = negative