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This might be too easy for people but I am confused so I need help

Why does 4(-20) equal -80?

I thought it equal just 80
Since í thought a positive times a negative would become a positive?

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  1. no

    (+)(+) ---> +
    (+)(-) ---> -
    (-)(+) ---> -
    (-)(-) ---> +

    back to your question

    Suppose you had a debt of $20 or (-20)
    if you quadrupled your debt , 4(-20)
    would your debt not be $80 or -80 ?

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  2. Ohh thank you for understanding my problem because I was really confused!

    The answer to your question is that my debt would not be $80.

    Am í right?

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