# What is the quotient of -5.2/3.9?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Write as:

Don't like decimals so lets get rid of them.

Note that - 52 is the same as - 39 - 13

But

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Using a calculator we get

which is the same as

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This is because:

#### Explanation:

At a time when many students tend to depend on a calculator, many will not realise that working with fractions can be easier than using decimals, and there are often really simple methods to do calculations.

A quotient is the answer to a division

In this case:

Get rid of the decimals by multiplying by

This is where knowing the multiplication times tables helps.

This can be written as