## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$-\frac{5}{12} \div \frac{5}{12} = -\frac{5}{12} \times \frac{12}{5}$ = -1 $\frac{5}{12}$ and $\frac{12}{5}$ are reciprocals, so their product equals 1. Since they have different signs however, their product is negative.