anonymous one year ago @hero -1/4x12x-1/2

1. sweetburger

Is this question written correctly?

2. anonymous

yes

3. Hero

$-\dfrac{1}{4} \times 12 \times \left(-\dfrac{1}{2}\right)$

4. sweetburger

thought those were variables

5. anonymous

thats what i ment

6. Hero

It's best to re-arrange them like this: $\left(-\dfrac{1}{4}\right)\left(-\dfrac{1}{2}\right)(12)$

7. anonymous

ok

8. Hero

Recall that when you multiply two negative numbers, the result is a positive number. That's your hint.

9. Hero

The rest should be self explanatory if you know how to multiply whole numbers and fractions.

10. anonymous

i know that

11. anonymous

i just dont understand how to multiply negative fractions

12. Hero

Well, multiplying two negative numbers gives the same result as multiplying two positive numbers.

13. anonymous

i know but how do i multiply twonegative fractions?

14. anonymous

you there?

15. anonymous

@sweetburger

16. anonymous

hello