## Algebra 1

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# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Lesson Check - Page 42: 4

9/8

#### Work Step by Step

In this problem, we are dividing by a fraction. However, we are never supposed to divide by a fraction. Rather, we must multiply by the reciprocal of the fraction. The reciprocal of a fraction is that fraction with the numerator (top of the fraction) and denominator (bottom of the fraction) switched. Thus, we simplify to find: -9/10$\div$(-4/5)=-9/10$\times$(-5/4)=9/8

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