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Write the solution in lowest terms. -1/8 divided by -5/4

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  1. anemonix
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    First you know that when two negative numbers multiply/divide each other, the negative signs cancel out, so you can disregard those. Second, when you divide a fraction, it is the same as multiply the reciprocal, therefore, your new equation is: 1/8 * 4/5 which equals 4/40. Since they want it in simplest term, you simplify that by 4 and get 1/10 =)

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    |dw:1342370869990:dw|

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    -1/8/-5/4 =the numerator of the first value will be multiplied by the denominator of the second i.e 1*4 and similarly 8 will be multiplied by 5 like this -1/8 * -4/5 this will give 1/10 or 0.1 which is actually the right answer

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    \[-\left(\begin{matrix}1 \\ 8\end{matrix}\right)multiply \ sign -\left(\begin{matrix}4 \\ 5\end{matrix}\right)\]

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