# When you divide a number by a negative integer does the sign change?

Integers are naturals numbers including their negatives and zero.

## Answer: Yes, when a number is divided by a negative integer, sign changes with respect to the dividend.

Let's look into the rules of division of integers

## Explanation:

As per the rule of integers,

Positive ÷ Negative = Negative

Negative ÷ Negative = Positive

Example :

a) 6 ÷ (-2) = -3

6 has a positive sign wheres, -3 has a negative sign

Thus, we see that the sign reverses

b) (-10) ÷ (-5) = 2

-10 has a negative sign whereas, 2 has a positive sign

Thus, we see that the sign reverses.