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How do I figure out what 2(-5) answer is

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This question is asking what is 2 multiplied by negative 5.  The rules are as follows:

A positive multiplied by a positive results in a positive number.

A negative multiplied by a negative results in a negative number.

A negative number multiplied by a positive number results in a negative number.


Therefore, 2 times negative 5 is equal to negative 10,