Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 71

Answer

$-3$

Work Step by Step

The numerator and the denominator have opposite signs, so the quotient is negative. Factor each part, and then cancel common factors to obtain: $\require{cancel} \\=\dfrac{3(4)}{-4} \\=\dfrac{3\cancel{(4)}}{-\cancel{4}} \\=-3$
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