# What is #7\times ( - 7) #?

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Mar 7, 2018

#### Answer:

The answer is -49.

#### 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

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

One way to think about this is to consider positive numbers as money I actually have and negative numbers as amounts I owe to other people.

Then if I owed

then I would have