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# Negative numbers and absolute value

### Multiplication involving negative numbers

• Multiplying numbers with opposite signs (one positive and one negative) will give a negative answer, for example, $$-4\times3=-12$$.
• Multiplying numbers with the same signs (both positive or both negative) will give a positive answer, for example $$4\times5=20$$ and $$-6\times-5 = +30$$.