# One Easy Rule for Dividing and Multiplying Integers

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!

## 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**

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

Ready for a few examples?

## Examples for Multiplying and Dividing Integers

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.**

Yes, it really is that easy! Just check your signs to make sure that your final answer is correct.

Just remember:

**Same sign** - answer is positive.

**Different signs **- answer is negative.

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