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Example Question #5 : Negative Numbers
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 #2 : How To Add / Subtract / Multiply / Divide Negative Numbers
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: