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Is a negative divided by negative a positive?

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hi members a question about: is a negative divided by negative a positive?,please quickly, thanks
J

Yes, dividing negative by negative is positive.

The rule is-- when you divide (or multiply) numbers of the SAME SIGNS (negative by negative or positive by positive), the resulting quotient (or product) will have a POSITIVE sign; when you divide (or multiply) numbers of DIFFERENT SIGNS (negative and positive), the resulting quotient (or product) should have a NEGATIVE sign.

I hope this helps.

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G

Yes...and the reason requires some common logic to understand.
Firstly, you must understand the logic of division. If I say 10/2...it means you divide 10 into 2 equal parts and the only way to do it is 5 for each part.
Similarly, if I say -10/-5...it means you divide 10 into 5 equal parts and since both are negative you dont have to worry about the sign...and the answer would be 2 for each part.

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P

You should try out Bing. You can do math in the search bar. To test your question try something like
-2/-2 you will get a result of 1 which is a positive number. A negative number divided by a negative number will result in a positive.

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H

Yes in math it is. I just don't get what people mean when they say two negatives make a positive in the real world. I have never had two bad things happen that equaled something good.

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A

Yes. A negative number divided or multiplied by another negative number gives a positive result. For example, -10 / -2 = 5 and -10 * -2 = 20

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M

Yes, two negatives make a positive :)
Ex: -2 x 2 = -4 but -2 x -2 = 4

-20/2 = - 10 but -20/-2 = 10

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C

Yes
negative divide or multiply by negative equals positive

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J

Yes, when you divide or multiply same sign equals positive

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T

Yes it is.

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D

Yes

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