# What is 7\times ( - 7) ?

Mar 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

When you multiply integers, there are a few rules. First, when you multiply a positive number by a negative number, the answer will always be negative. But, when you multiply a positive by a positive or a negative by a negative, the answer will always be positive.

Mar 7, 2018

$7 \times \left(- 7\right) = \textcolor{b l u e}{- 49}$
Then if I owed $7 to $7$people then I would have $7 \times \left(- 7\right) = - 49$; that is I would owe a total of $49 dollars