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NarfThePanda

  • one year ago

find the quotient -7/ 14 over 3 im stumped would appreciate the help

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So, is this what you want? \[\frac{-7/14}{3}\]

  2. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    yes

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    First, let's simplify a bit... what's a simpler form for -7/14 ?

  4. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    ummmm something having to do with 2?

  5. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    im sorry im not good at math at all

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I want you to do something like this (here's a different example): 6/12 = 1/2 You think: 6 goes into 6 once; 6 goes into 12 twice. So ... what's the simplest form for -7/14?

  7. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    it would also be one half no?

  8. anonymous
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    Don't apologize! It's so awesome that you're here trying to understand things!

  9. NarfThePanda
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    1/2

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Close --- you're just missing the minus sign in front: -7/14 = -1/2

  11. NarfThePanda
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    ooooooo ok

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So far, this is what we have: \[\frac{-7/14}{3} = \frac{-1/2}{3}\] Now, we need to remember: dividing by 3 is the same as multiplying by 1/3 . Do you believe that?

  13. NarfThePanda
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    yes

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So, \[\frac{-1/2}{3} = -\frac 12\cdot \frac{1}{3}\] Can you take it from here?

  15. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    yes thank you sooooooo much

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    You're welcome! Happy Friday!

  17. NarfThePanda
    • one year ago
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    you too

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks!

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