How do you simplify -\frac { - 133} { - 7}?

Feb 7, 2017

$- 19$

Explanation:

There are 3 negative signs: $- \left(\frac{- 133}{-} 7\right)$

First, two of the negatives would cancel out, leaving the whole answer as a negative. $- \left(\frac{133}{7}\right)$.

Next, divide $133 \div 7$, which gives you the answer of 19.

$- \left(\frac{133}{7}\right) = - 19$

Feb 9, 2017

$- 19$

Explanation:

$- \frac{- 133}{-} 7$

$- \left(\frac{- 133}{- 7}\right)$

$\therefore = - \left(\frac{- {\cancel{133}}^{19}}{1} \times \frac{1}{-} {\cancel{7}}^{1}\right)$

$\therefore = - \left(- 19 \times - 1\right)$

$\therefore = - \left(19\right)$

$\therefore = - 19$