MATH SOLVE

9 months ago

Q:
# Determine whether the following statement is always, sometimes, or never true. Explain your reasoning.When using the distributive property, if the term outside the parentheses is negative, then the sign of each term inside the parentheses will change. Please help

Accepted Solution

A:

This is sometimes true because when distributing the sign could either be either minus or plus...

If you multiply a positive number with a negative number it will be negative. If you multiply a negative by a negative it will be positive. If you multiply a positive with a positive it will be positive.

If you multiply a positive number with a negative number it will be negative. If you multiply a negative by a negative it will be positive. If you multiply a positive with a positive it will be positive.