- Negative numbers are any number less than zero
- They appear in lots of places from numerical calculations to algebra
- You might come across them in real-life problems such as temperature or debt

- When
**multiplying**and**dividing**with negative numbers- Two numbers with the
**same sign**makes a**positive**- e.g and

- Two numbers with
**different signs**makes a**negative**- e.g. and

- For multiplication and division, it’s often easier to calculate ignoring any signs, then making a decision about whether the answer should be positive or negative

- Two numbers with the
- When
**adding**and**subtracting**with negative numbers- Subtracting a negative is the same as adding the positive number
- e.g.

- Adding a negative is the same as subtracting the positive number
- e.g.

- Subtracting a negative is the same as adding the positive number

- It can help to think of negative numbers as temperature or hot and cold air
- Be super careful to remember the rules when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with negatives
- Your calculator isn’t always as clever as you think… you might need to use brackets to make sure it knows a number is negative e.g.

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