# How do you simplify -7 1/2 div (-6) ?

Mar 10, 2018

#### Answer:

$45$

#### Explanation:

Change the mixed number to an improper fraction so you can multiply.

$- 7 \frac{1}{2} \div \left(- 6\right)$

$= - \frac{15}{2} \times - \frac{1}{6}$

The sign will be positive $- \times - = +$

Cancel as far as possible:

$= + \frac{15}{\cancel{2}} \times {\cancel{6}}^{3} / 1$

$= 45$