# What is a negative times a positive?

The knowledge of positive numbers and negative numbers is useful for multiplying integers.

## Answer: Negative times positive is negative. (-) × (+) = (-)

Let's understand what is negative times positive.

**Explanation:**

(‐) × (+) = (‐)

Example:

- (-4) × 11 = -44
- 5 × (-12) = -60