# But if you divide or multiply by a negative – Flip

If you multiply or divide by a negative you must

reverse the inequality sign

You must FLIP IT

**Why**

Just try it on a number you know and then you will understand

`3` is greater than `1`

Divide by `-1`

`-3` is NOT greater than `-1`

You MUST FLIP/REVERSE the inequality sign.

`-3` is less than `-1`