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  • one year ago

how do you divide fractions?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    \[explain with this equation \frac{ -2 }{ 3 }\div \frac{ -3 }{ 8 }\]

  2. ♪Chibiterasu
    • one year ago
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    Dividing fractions is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.

  3. ♪Chibiterasu
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    \[\frac{ -2 }{ 3 } \div \frac{-3 }{ 8 } = \frac{ -2 }{ 3 } \times \frac{ 8 }{ -3 }\]

  4. ♪Chibiterasu
    • one year ago
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    It's a lot easier to do it that way.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so would you multiply -2*8 and 3*-3 i completly forgot how to do it

  6. ♪Chibiterasu
    • one year ago
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    Yeperdoo.

  7. ♪Chibiterasu
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    Remember to simplify when applicable.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    would the solution be\[\frac{ 16 }{ 9 }\]

  9. ♪Chibiterasu
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    Yep.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    tysm

  11. ♪Chibiterasu
    • one year ago
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    And it is positive because since both the numerator and denominator are negative, they cancel out. A negative divided by a negative is a positive.

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yeah i remebered that but ty

  13. anonymous
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    would the same thing apply when on set of fractions is in brackets like this\[\frac{ -2 }{ 3}\div \left(\begin{matrix}-1 \\ 3\end{matrix}\right)\]

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the second set is suppose to be a fraction

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