# How do you simplify  -2 times -3?

Mar 16, 2017

$6$

#### Explanation:

$- 2 = - 1 \setminus \cdot 2$
$- 3 = - 1 \setminus \cdot 3$

$\setminus \therefore - 2 \setminus \times - 3 = 2 \setminus \cdot - 1 \setminus \cdot 3 \setminus \cdot - 1$ (two negative values multiplied gets you a positive product)

$- 1 \setminus \cdot - 1 = 1$
now you have $2 \setminus \times 3 \setminus \times 1 = 6$