MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Whats the square of a negative number?

Accepted Solution

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Answer:A negative number squared is a positive number. Squaring is multiplying a number by its self.Step-by-step explanation:X^2 = x * xSquaring something is just multiplying it by its self.A negative times a negative = a positive A positive times a positive = a positiveA negative times a positive = a negativeA positive times a negative = a negative- * - = ++ * + = +- * + = -+ * - = -Here is how my 6th grade teacher helped me to remember it:If something bad (-) happens to a bad guy (-), that is good.If something good (+) happens to a good guy (+), that is good. If something bad (-) happens to a good guy (+), that is bad.If something good (+) happens to a bad guy (-), that is bad.I hope I helped! Let me know if you need anything else!~ Zoe