# How do you simplify # (−1)6(23)(−18)(2)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

In the given case PEMDAS does not strictly apply as we have just one operation that is multiplication, multiplication involves multiplying five integers

When we multiply a series of integers (or for that matter rational numbers and real numbers as well), what is important is how many integers have a minus

If there is an **even count of numbers** (whether integers, rational numbers or real numbers) having minus **plus** sign before the product.

And if numbers, having minus sign **odd count** then, we simply multiply numbers and put **minus** sign before the product.

This is because product of two negative numbers is positive.

Here product is

Hence,