How do you simplify # [6 div (-3)]div [-1/9]#?
Rewrite as a fraction over a fraction and then use the rule for dividing fractions. See full explanation below:
We can rewrite this expression as:
Next, we can simplify this expresion by using the rule for dividing fractions which states:
Substituting this for our expression gives:
Shortcut method for divide is turn the divisor upside down and then multiply instead.
When multiplying or dividing (for two numbers), if the signs are the same then the answer is positive. If not the same then the answer is negative.
Consider the part
The signs are different so the answer for this part is negative. Turn the
The signs are the same so the answer for this bit is positive.