# Write the sum as a product. Simplify the product: (–2) + (–2) + (–2) + (–2)

Integers are all natural numbers along with their negatives and zero. And, repeated addition is the same as multiplication.

## Answer: In terms of product, (–2) + (–2) + (–2) + (–2) can be written as 4 × (-2), which when simplified, gives a result of -8.

Let's look into the following steps to represent (–2) + (–2) + (–2) + (–2) as a product using the multiplication of integers.

**Explanation:**

Given sum: (–2) + (–2) + (–2) + (–2).

**Step 1:** We will remove the brackets. Hence, we get,

-2 -2 -2 -2

**Step 2:** Now we can express this in two different ways as a product.

a) 2 (-2) + 2 (-2) = -4 + (-4) = -8

b) 4 × (-2) = -8 (since, positive × negative = negative)