## anonymous 5 years ago (-18) / 2/3

1. anonymous

$\frac{-18}{\frac{2}{3}}$ Since you can always multiply the top and bottom by the same thing, I'd start by multiplying the outer fraction by 3/3 to clear the complex fraction.

2. anonymous

What would you get if you multiply by 3/3

3. anonymous

1?

4. amistre64

-9(3) is what I get...

5. anonymous

Yes, 3/3 is 1, but we want to write it as 3/3.

6. amistre64

i always turn the bottom fraction over, spank it, and slap it back down and multiply across....bad fraction...bad!!

7. anonymous

$\frac{-18}{\frac{2}{3}} * \frac{3}{3} = \frac{(-18)(3)}{2}$

8. amistre64

$-18 * \frac{3}{2}$

9. amistre64

polpaks way is more true to the actual process tho :)

10. amistre64

what happened to my fraction bar i wonder

11. anonymous

is the answer -27? thats wat i got

12. amistre64

i got -27 too; must be a zen thing

13. anonymous

Yes, that's correct.