Positive number: 3

Negative number: -3

Simple, really.

#### MULTIPLICATION

Positive **x** Positive = Positive

3 **x** 3 = 9

Positive **x** Negative *OR* Negative **x** Positive (because we believe in equal rights) = Negative

3 **x** -3 OR -3 **x** 3 = -9

Negative **x** Negative = Positive

-3 **x** -3 = 9

#### DIVISION

Same as above, except, you know, with a divide-y sign instead of a multiplication one.

#### ADDITION

Positive **+** Positive = Positive

3 + 3 = 6

Positive **+** Negative = Works out to be a subtraction. With a free red herring.

3 **+** -2 = 3 **-** 2

3 **+** -2 = 1

3 **+** -3 = 0

3 **+** -4 = -1

Negative **+** Positive = Erm, the answer's bigger than the negative number. Beyond that…

-3 **+** 2 = -1

-3 **+** 3 = 0

-3 **+** 4 = 1

Negative**+** Negative = Negative, again, it's a subtraction

-3 **+** -3 = -6

You see, **3 + -1** = **3 - 1**, and so forth.

#### SUBTRACTION

Positive **-** Positive = Depends on the size, but the answer is smaller than the original positive number.

3 **-** 1 = 2

3 **-** 3 = 0

3 **-** 4= -1

Positive **-** Negative = Positive

3 **-** -3 = 6 *which is equal to* 3 + 3 = 6

The minuses cancel each other out and become a plus.

Negative **-** Negative = Depends on the size, but the answer is bigger than the original

-3 **-** -3 = -3 **+** 3 = 0

-3 **-** -2 = -1

The minuses cancel each other out.

Negative **-** Positive = Negative

-3 **-** 3 = -6

It.

Makes.

SENSE.

To *some* of us anyway. <_<