# The product of two negative terms is a negative term. Is the given statement true or false

**Solution: **

The statement ‘the product of two negative terms is a negative term’ is false. The product of two negative terms is positive.

**Example:** (i) (-2x) × (-y) = 2xy

(ii) (-m) × (3n) = - 3mn

The product of two negative terms is always a positive term.

**✦ Try This: **Check whether the product is negative or positive (i) (2x)(-3y), (ii) (-5x)(-2y)

(i) given = (2x) (-3y) = -6xy which is negative

(ii) given = (-5x)(-2y) = 10xy which is positive.

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 9

**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 7 Problem 62**

## The product of two negative terms is a negative term. Is the given statement true or false

**Summary:**

The statement ‘the product of two negative terms is a negative term’ is false

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