# What is the quotient of -5 and -1/2?

Mar 16, 2018

$10$

#### Explanation:

The word "quotient" comes to us from the Latin "quotiens", meaning "how many times?".

So the question is asking how many times does $- \frac{1}{2}$ go into $- 5$?

$\left(- 5\right) \div \left(- \frac{1}{2}\right) = \left(- 5\right) \cdot \left(- 2\right) = 10$