# How do you write this \frac{-105.61}{5.9} as a decimal?

Nov 6, 2017

-17.9

#### Explanation:

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Nov 6, 2017

$- 17.9$

#### Explanation:

$- \frac{105.61}{5.9}$

$\therefore = - 105 \frac{61}{100} \div 5 \frac{9}{10}$

$\therefore = - \frac{10561}{100} \div \frac{59}{10}$

$\therefore = {\cancel{- 10561}}^{-} \frac{179}{\cancel{100}} ^ 10 \times {\cancel{10}}^{1} / {\cancel{59}}^{1}$

$\therefore = \frac{- 179}{10}$

$\therefore = - 17.9$