Multiplicative Property of -1: Definition & Examples


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What do you get if you multiply -1 by y?

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1. What would you get if you multiplied -1 by 0?

2. What would you get if you multiply 5 by a -1 and then multiply the result by -1 again?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment or review of your ability to correctly answer multiplication problems involving -1. You'll evaluate your understanding of the rules applied to these problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet were designed to review:

  • Multiplying a variable by -1
  • Multiplying multiple negatives
  • Multiplying by zero
  • Common rule of -1

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - check your understanding of multiplying by -1 to correctly answer questions about the general rules that apply
  • Problem solving - see if you are able to correctly solve problems using multiplication and -1
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how -1 affects a variable in multiplication

Additional Learning

If you'd like a deeper review of this topic, a lesson is offered. Review Multiplicative Property of -1: Definition & Examples, which covers:

  • Defining the multiplicative property of -1
  • A visual representation for easy understanding
  • Solving with variables
  • Multiple negatives