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Example Question #136 : Arithmetic
What is ?
A negative number divided by a negative number always results in a positive number. divided by equals . Since the answer is positive, the answer cannot be or any other negative number.
Example Question #137 : Arithmetic
Solve for :
Begin by isolating your variable.
Subtract from both sides:
Next, subtract from both sides:
Then, divide both sides by :
Recall that division of a negative by a negative gives you a positive, therefore:
Example Question #1 : How To Divide Negative Numbers
Anytime a positive number is divided by a negative number, or vice versa, the end result is a negative number. Find the common factors.
Example Question #2 : How To Divide Negative Numbers
In order to divide, it is necessary to simplify the numerator and denominator first.
Divide both negative numbers. Two negatives divided will result in a positive number.
The answer is .