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The rule goes:

- negative times negative equals positive
- negative times positive equals negative
- positive times positive equals positive
- positive times negative equals negative

NEGATIVE=OPPOSITE

Opposite is just another word for negative, here's why.

1. The opposite(negative) of positive is negative.

2.The opposite(negative) of negative is positive. NOW WATCH IF YOU DONT THINK SO

EX: 5*5=25....CHANGE TO OPPOSITE (NEGATIVE)....-5*-5=25

ALSO:5*-5=-25.....THEN...5*5=25.....MY POINT IS...-25 and 25 are opposites of each other.

FINAL ANSWER:NEGATIVE IS THE SAME AS OPPOSITE

Negative sign implies that it must move in the opposite direction. Thus, for example lets say, -5*-1. It's clear meaning is that move in direction(in xy plane)of magnitude 5 and in the direction opposite to that of -5. Thus the expression -5*-1 gives +5.

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