With #-2/3# times 12, is the answer positive or negative?
it wouldn't be
The question gives you the process. Any time a question asks for
"Times" means to multiply.
Any whole number is understood to have a denominator of
When multiplying fractions, multiply the numerators across and the denominators across.
There is only one negative number, the answer will be negative,
As a decimal they would all give the answer
There is only one negative sign, but it can be placed anywhere.
The division is implied in the fraction, there is a division by
You can also think of it as
If there were two negative signs, the answer would be positive.