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Question:
How do I Make a Positive Number Negative in Game Maker?

Want to make a positive number negative? Here's how!

Let's say we want to make a variable negative. Our variable is called myDirection and it equals 5:

 myDirection=5;

How do we make this negative? Remember, any number multiplied by 1 gives you the same number, and multiplying by any negative number gives you a negative number answer. So with that in mind, to make it negative, just multiply it by a negative 1. So just insert this code:

 myDirection=myDirection*-1;

This code multiplies the value of myDirection by -1, and then puts the answer back in the myDirection variable. Now myDirection is negative! Sweet! Try it in your own projects!

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