Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Simplifying Rational Expressions - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 7

Answer

$\frac{-a}{b}$ or $\frac{a}{-b}$

Work Step by Step

From -$\frac{x}{y}$, moving the negative into the fraction means that either the numerator or denominator needs to be negative. Can't be both otherwise the negatives would cancel each other out.
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