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Starting from (− 1) × 5, Write Various Products Showing Some Pattern to Show (− 1) × (− 1) =1. - Mathematics

Starting from (− 1) × 5, write various products showing some pattern to show (− 1) × (− 1) =1.

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Solution

−1 × 5 = −5

−1 × 4 = −4 = − 5 + 1

−1 × 3 = −3 = − 4 + 1

−1 × 2 = −2 = − 3 + 1

−1 × 1 = −1 = − 2 + 1

−1 × 0 = 0 = − 1 + 1

Therefore, −1 × (−1) = 0 + 1 = 1

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NCERT Class 7 Maths
Chapter 1 Integers
Exercise 1.3 | Q 4 | Page 21
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