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Which of the following is true? Which product is greater (-4).(-6) or (-7).(-8)?

  • A. (-4).(-6) is greater than (-7).(-8)
  • B. (-7).(-8) is greater than (-4).(-6)
  • C. (-4).(-6) is equal to (-7).(-8)
Answer

Option B: (-7) x (-8) = 56, (-4) x (-6) =24. Therefore, (-7) x (-8) has a greater product than (-4) x (-6)

A negative multiplied by a negative equals a positive. In this case, (-4) and (-6) are both negative, and (-7) and (-8) are both negative. The process for multiplying two negative numbers together is to first multiply the two numbers together without considering the negative signs, then apply the negative sign to the result. So, (-4) x (-6) = 24 and (-7) x (-8) = 56. Since 56 is greater than 24, the product of (-7).(-8) is greater than (-4).(-6).