Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - 1.7 Exercise Set: 87

Answer

$-\dfrac{x}{2} \text{ OR } \dfrac{x}{-2} $

Work Step by Step

The negative sign of a fraction can be placed in three different positions: 1) with the numerator, 2) with the denominator, or 3) at the middle. Hence, the given expression, $ \dfrac{-x}{2} $ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} -\dfrac{x}{2} \text{ OR } \dfrac{x}{-2} .\end{array}
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