Identify Whether Solutions to Divisions Will Be Positive Or Negative

In this worksheet, students will decide whether the answer to a division is positive or negative.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

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Worksheet Overview

The positive/negative rule for division is the same as the one for multiplication.

Same signs

When you divide two positive or two negative numbers, the answer will be positive.

14 ÷ 7 = 2

-14 ÷ - 7 = 2

Different signs

When you divide a positive and a negative number, the answer will be negative.

14 ÷ -7 = -2

-14 ÷  7 = -2

It's a pretty simple rule but very important to remember it!

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