Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 84: 3



Work Step by Step

The product of two numbers with the same sign can be found by performing the following steps: (1) Multiply their absolute values. $|-8| \cdot |-3| = 8 \cdot 3 = 24$ (2) The product is positive. $-8(-3) = 24$ Thus, the product of the given numbers is $24$.
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