# How do you simplify 7 1/8 div (-2)?

Apr 4, 2017

$= - 3 \frac{9}{16}$

#### Explanation:

$7 \frac{1}{8} \div \frac{- 2}{1}$

$= \frac{57}{8} \times \frac{1}{-} 2 \text{ } \leftarrow$ improper fraction $\times$ reciprocal

$= - \frac{57}{16}$

$= - 3 \frac{9}{16}$

Remember a positive multiplied by a negative gives a negative.