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# One Easy Rule for Dividing and Multiplying Integers!

## Multiplying and Dividing Integers

If the signs are the**SAME**, then the answer is **POSITIVE.**

If the signs are**DIFFERENT**, then the answer is **NEGATIVE**

## Examples

## Let's Practice Dividing and Multiplying Integers

## Let's Check Your Answers!

## A Few More Integer Lessons That You May Find Helpful

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This last rule for dividing and multiplying integers is the easiest of all! One simple rule to remember regarding the sign and everything else is just as you learned it in 4th grade!

If the signs are the

If the signs are

That's it - multiply and divide as you normally would and then apply these rules to determine the sign!

Ready for a few examples?

1. 7(-6) = **-42** The signs are different (positive 7 and

negative 6), so the answer is negative.

2. -4(-5) = **20** The signs are the same (negative 4 and

negative 5), so the answer is positive.

3. -4/2= **-2** The signs are different (negative 4 and

positive 2), so the answer is negative.

Ok... your turn to try! Here's a few practice problems!

1. 5(-3) = _____

2. -25/-5 = _____

3. -8(-3) = _____

4. -42/ 7 = _____

5. 9(-3) = _____

6. -10(-3) = _____

7. 81/-9 = _____

Pretty easy? Hopefully you remembered your multiplication and division facts!

1.

-15Signs are different, so the answer is negative.

2.

5Signs are the same, so the answer is positive.

3.

24Signs are the same, so the answer is positive.

4.

-6Signs are different, so the answer is negative.

5.

-27Signs are different, so the answer is negative.

6.

30Signs are the same, so the answer is positive.

7.

-9Signs are different, so the answer is negative.

- Lesson 1: Integers and Absolute Value
- Lesson 2: Comparing and Ordering Integers
- Lesson 3: Adding Integers
- Lesson 4: Subtracting Integers
- Lesson 5: Multiplying and Dividing Integers

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