How do you simplify #48 ÷ -3 #?

2 Answers
May 12, 2018

Answer:

-16

Explanation:

#48-:(-3)=-16#

Two negative numbers multiply to a positive number, so if you ignore the signs and divide 48 by 3, you get 16. Because the 3 is negative, the 16 should also be negative:

#(-3)xx(-16)=+48#

May 12, 2018

Answer:

#-16#

Explanation:

#48\div(-3)=48/-3#, can be rewritten as #(-1)*48/3#

Simplify the fraction, 48 divided by 3 is 16... so
#(-1)*16=-16#