# Is the product of two integers positive negative or zero?

An integer is a number with no decimal or fractional part, from the set of negative and positive numbers, including zero.

## Answer: The product of two integers can either be positive, negative, or zero.

To carry out the multiplication of two integers:

- Multiply their signs and get the resultant sign.
- Multiply the numbers and add the resultant sign to the answer.

**Explanation:**

Multiplication of integers:

Case 1: Signs are the same.

If the signs are the same, the answer is always positive.

- (+) × (+) = +

Example: 5 × 4 = 20

- (‐) × (‐) = +

Example: (-7) × (-9) = 63

Case 2: Signs are different.

If the signs are different, the answer is always negative.

- (+) × (‐) = ‐

Example: 6 × (-10) = -60

- (‐) × (+) = ‐

Example: -3 × 11 = 33

Case 3: When atleast one integer is 0.

If an integer is multiplied to 0, the result is always 0

Example:

2 × 0 = 0

0 × (-5) = 0

### Thus, we see that the product of two integers can either be positive, negative, or zero

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