**Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers**

**Rules for Multiplying/Dividing:**

**Multiplying**

- The product of two numbers with the same signs is positive.
- The product of two numbers with different signs is negative.

**Examples:**

(+2) x (+9) = +18

(-7) x (-8) = +56

(-5) x (+4) = -20

(+7) x (-2) = -14 - If you have a long series of multiplications of negative values, remove the negative signs in pairs.

(-2)(-3)(-1)(-1)(-5)(-1)(-2) =(2)(3)(1)(1)(5)(1)(-2) = -60

**Dividing **

- The quotient of two numbers with the same sign is positive.
- The quotient of two numbers with different signs is negative.