# What is the quotient of 3 is negative 8?

Mar 20, 2016

$- \frac{3}{8}$

#### Explanation:

I think the question is asking what value of $x$ results in:

$\frac{3}{x} = - 8$

To solve this, first multiply both sides by $x$ to get:

$3 = - 8 x$

Then divide both sides by $- 8$ to get:

$x = \frac{3}{- 8} = - \frac{3}{8}$