How do you simplify #4.8/-4#?

1 Answer
Dec 8, 2016

Answer:

#-12/5" "->" "-2 2/5#

Explanation:

#color(blue)("Do not forget about the minus sign")#

Write as:# " "-4.8/4#

#color(green)([-4.8/4color(red)(xx1)] " "->" "[-4.8/4color(red)(xx10/10)]" " =" " -48/40#

#-(48-:2)/(40-:2)" " =" " -24/10" "=" "-(24-:2)/(10-:2)" "=" "-12/5#

#= -2 2/5#

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Check:

#4.8-:4 = 1.2#

#12-:5 = 1.2#