*Today in math, we learned how to multiply positive and negative integers.*

*These questions are from the sheet that was assigned today.*

1. Let's take 3 x 5. This is easy because it's basically like

**(+3) x (+5)**so just simply multiply the two numbers. The answer is**15**. If you were to model it using integer chips, it would be like:To put it in words, it would be 3 groups of 5 are 15.

2. Now let's take (-2) x 7. For this one, you have to first of all multiply the factors, which is

**2 x 7 = 14.**You have

**-2 groups with zero pairs 7 times, so then you'd be left with a negative number. Therefore, the answer would be**

**-14. If you were to model this, it would be like:**

To put it in words, it would be remove 2 groups of 7.

3. Let's take 2 x (-2). Multiply the factors which is

**2 x 2**and the answer would be

**4**. This one works the same as the last one because we're removing zero pairs, so that means we'll be left with a negative number again. The answer would be

**-4.**If you were to model this, it would be like:

If you were to put this in words, it would be 2 groups of -2 are -4.

Here's a video for more understanding:

**Also check out this link, you enter the numbers and it generates you the answer. Then it will give you an explanation on why that's the answer.**

This concludes my scribepost. I hope you understand how to multiply fractions a bit better now. Have a good night! :)

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