Table of Contents
- Product of 3 Negative Integers
- Product of 4 Negative Integers
- Multiplication of Negative Integers
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we learned about multiplying two negative integers. In this segment, we will learn about multiplying more than two negative integers
Product of 3 negative integers
We know that the product of two negative integers is a positive integer. Let us now find out what the product of three negative integers is.
Here is an example:
(-5) x (-2) x (-6)
To find the solution, multiply two integers at a time. So, we have:
(-5) x (-2) = 10
Then multiply the product with the third integer. This gives:
10 x (-6) = -60
Based on this example, we can say that multiplying three negative integers gives a negative product.
Product of 4 negative integers
Let us now see the product of 4 negative integers. Look at this question
(– 4) x (–3) x (–2) x (–1)
As we did in the previous example, we will multiply two integers at a time. So, the above expression can be solved as follows:
(– 4) x (–3) x (–2) x (–1) = 12 x (–2) x (–1)
= (-24) x (-1)
We first multiplied, -4 and -3, which is 12.
Then we multiplied 12 and -2, which is -24.
And finally, we multiplied -24 and -1. This gave the final answer as 24.