# Multiplying Integers Rules

## What Are The Rules For Multiplying Integers?

Before we begin, here are the rules for

**Multiplying Integers**:

- If the sign of two multiplied numbers are the same, the multipled result will have a positive sign.
- If either sign of two multiplied numbers are different, the multipled result will have a negative sign.

Multiplying integer examples:

**Multiplying Positive Numbers**:

Tip: A positive (+) times a positive (+) always equals a positive (+)

(a) +5 × +1 =

5 × 1 = +5 = 5

**Multiplying Negative Numbers**:

Tip: A negative (-) times a negative (-) always equals positive (+)

(a) -5 × -1 = +5 = 5

**Multiplying Numbers With Different Signs:**

Tip: A negative (-) times a positive (+) always equals negative (-)

(a) -5 × +1 =

-5 × 1 = -5

Tip: A positive (+) times a negative (-) always equals negative (-)

(b) +5 × -1 =

5 × -1 = -5

Here is more on how to use signed numbers: