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

The Square of a number is the value of the number raised to the power of 2.

## Answer: Yes. If a number is squared, it becomes positive.

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