Since there is no sign between the -2 and the bracket, that means you have to multiply. To solve this question, put the -2 in brackets:
Then solve the question like you would normally. Remember, there is an even number of negative integers in this question so the product will be positive.
The answer to this question is +6.
We also learned how to solve questions where the negative sign is outside the bracket. Like this:
That negative sign, all by itself means -1. So the question will now look like this:
(-1)(2)= -2 . Now we answer the rest of the question:
When you see a negative sign beside a bracket (uh-oh) you change the integer to a positive.