Common Core: 7th Grade Math : Divide Rational Numbers

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

However, the  changes our answer, in this particular case. There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

Example Question #2 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

However, the  changes our answer, in this particular case. There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

Example Question #3 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

In this particular case, do the negative numbers change our answer? . There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

Example Question #4 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve: 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

In this particular case, do the negative numbers change our answer? . There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

Example Question #1 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

In this particular case, do the negative numbers change our answer? . There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

Example Question #6 : Divide Rational Numbers

Solve the following: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We know the following information:

However, the  changes our answer, in this particular case. There are a couple of rules that we need to remember when multiplying with negative numbers:

  • A negative number divided by a positive number will always equal a negative number, and a positive number divided by a negative number will always equal a negative number.
  • A negative number divided by a negative number will always equal a positive number 

Thus,

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