negative 10 divided by positive 5

SkylinePlayer

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negative 10 divided by positive 5

I know the awnser but I am not sure how to work it. I need to know how to work it for future problems. Thanks.

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tkhunny

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"how to work it" What does that mean?

10/5 = 2

-10/5 = -2

10/(-5) = -2

-10/(-5) = 2

What are you looking for?
 

SkylinePlayer

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i need to know how to figure it out
 

tkhunny

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Sorry, not a helpful response.

10/5 = 2 -- Memorize it. Is that "figuring it out"?

There are only four possibilities for this problem. I listed them all in my first post.

Can you show an example of one you can "figure out"? Maybe I can figure out what you mean.
 

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SkylinePlayer said:
negative 10 divided by positive 5

I know the awnser but I am not sure how to work it. I need to know how to work it for future problems. Thanks.

SkYlInE PlAyEr
If you divide two numbers with the SAME SIGN, the answer is positive. If you divide two numbers with DIFFERENT SIGNS, the answer is negative. In either case, the division is "normal" meaning it is what you learned in elementary school.

Take -10 / 5

The numbers have different signs, so you know the answer is negative. The division is "normal," meaning you do 10 divided by 5 to get the "number" part of the answer.

10 divided by 5 is 2, but since the numbers had different signs, the answer is negative.

10 divided by -5 is -2.

Basically, that's it.....
 
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