HSPT Math : Arithmetic

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Example Question #121 : Arithmetic

If you have a negative number and multiply it by another, the final answer is positive. What sign did the other number have?

Possible Answers:

Does not matter

Negative

Cannot determine

Positive

None of the others

Correct answer:

Negative

Explanation:

The only way to get a positive product from multiplication is to multiply two positive numbers together or two negative numbers together.  

If the first number was negative, the other number will also have to be negative.

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