## anonymous 4 years ago If x<0 and y>0, determine the sign of the real number x-y/xy

1. anonymous

that be negative

2. anonymous

oh wait...

3. Mertsj

If x is negative and y is positive then x-y is negative and xy is negative. negative divided by negative is positive.

4. anonymous

i am now thinking this might mean $\frac{x-y}{xy}$

5. Mertsj

I'd say so.

6. anonymous

thats correct ok, so i messed up somewhere

7. anonymous

so both numerator and denominator are negative right? whole thing is positive. i was reading in incorrectly, sorry

8. anonymous

so if iwas to plug in some numbers then this would be along the write lines. -2-4/-2*4---- -2+-4/-2*4 ----> -6/-8 and since both are negative that makes it positive

9. anonymous

Mertsj i posted it/

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