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# Multiplying Whole Numbers

Whole number does not contain a consistent definition. Numbers used to measure and counting in general things. Whole numbers are also called as natural numbers including zero. We should use whole numbers in mathematical operation. Multiplying whole numbers means scaling a number by another.

Let us see with the help of an example:

Multiply the two whole numbers 8 and 6.

Solution:

Given whole numbers are 8 and 6

Both are two positive whole numbers so, the result is positive whole numbers,

Here we add 8 into 6 times, then we get the value is,

= 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8

= 64

It is the simplest method of multiplying whole numbers.Different rules for multiplying whole numbers are,

Rules for Multiplying Whole Numbers:

Rule 1:

Positive number × Positive number = Positive number

Rule 2:

Positive number × - Negative number = - Negative number

Rule 3:

- Negative number × Positive number = - Negative number

Rule 4:

- Negative number × - Negative number = Positive number

Example problems for rules for multiplying integers practice:

Using rule 1:

Positive number × Positive number = Positive number.

Using rule 2:

Positive number × - Negative number = - Negative number

Using rule 3:

- Negative number × Positive number = - Negative number

Using rule 4:

- Negative number × - Negative number = Positive number.

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