Negative Numbers Level 4Use negative numbers in basic arithmetic and algebraic calculations. 
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This is Negative Numbers level 4. You can also try:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Or here are some other negative number exercises to try:
Temperatures
Negative Magic
Reading Scales
Inequalities
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Level 1  Simple subtraction
Example: 5  12
Level 2  Adding to a negative number
Example: 7 + 9
Level 3  Addition and Subtraction
Example: 10 + 2
Level 4  Multiplication
Example: 3 x 2
Level 5  Division
Example: 10 ÷ 5
Level 6  Substitution
Example: If a=3 and b=7 evaluate 7a  8b  6
Level 7  Mixed
Example: A mixed set of word problems
As shown in the video, a number line is a really useful resource to help calculating sums and differences. Click on the image below for an interactive number line:
When multiplying or dividing negative numbers remember this:
Same Signs \( \rightarrow \) Positive Answer
Different Signs \( \rightarrow \) Negative Answer
Example 1: Same signs (a positive multiplied by a positive) gives a positive answer:
\( 12 \times 6 = 72 \)
Example 2: Different signs (a positive multiplied by a negative) gives a negative answer:
\( 12 \times (6) = 72 \)
Example 3: Different signs (a negative divided by a positive) gives a negative answer:
\( (12) \div 6 = 2 \)
Example 4: Same signs (a negative divided by a negative) gives a positive answer:
\( (12) \div (6) = 2 \)
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