Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - 1.1 Applying Properties of Real Numbers - 1.1 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 6: 23


An example is: $a=-1 \ and\ b=1/8$

Work Step by Step

We know that when we divide by a fraction, it is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. Thus, we see that -1 divided by 1/8 is equal to -`1 times 8, which equals -8.
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