# If you square a negative number does it become positive?

Square of a number is the value of power 2 of the number

## Answer: Yes

The square of a number can be found by multiplying a number by itself.

**Explanation:**

The product of two negative numbers is always positive. If we find the square of a negative number, say -x, where x > 0, then (-x) × (-x) = x^{2}.

Here, x^{2} > 0.