#### sissylokey

##### New member
I just solved an equation and the answer came out to be

-8/-3

Is there any possible way to make that exact answer a positive??

We are supppper confused

#### mathelete

##### New member
that would be -8/3 , which is...?

#### sissylokey

##### New member
-2.666666666667

and thats not a fraction nor a positive

#### Mrspi

##### Senior Member
sissylokey said:
I just solved an equation and the answer came out to be

-8/-3

Is there any possible way to make that exact answer a positive??

We are supppper confused
Sure....remember that when you divide two numbers with the same sign, the result is always positive. So, (-8)/(-3) is just 8/3.

#### tkhunny

##### Moderator
Staff member
Think on this.

$$\displaystyle \L\frac{a}{b}\;=\;\frac{-a}{-b}\;=\;-\frac{a}{-b}\;=\;-\frac{-a}{b}$$