Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 75

Answer

-15

Work Step by Step

To divide fractions multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Dividing two numbers with opposite signs makes a negative quotient. Reduce fractions by taking out common factors of the numerators and denominators. 6$\div$(-$\frac{2}{5}$)=6(-$\frac{5}{2}$)=-$\frac{6\times5}{2}$=-$\frac{30}{2}$=-$\frac{30\div2}{2\div2}$=-15
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