Algebra 2 Common Core

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133186024
ISBN 13: 978-0-13318-602-4

Chapter 1 - Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities - Get Ready! - Page 1: 20



Work Step by Step

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal of the fraction. $-\frac{3}{8}\div\frac{5}{8} = -\frac{3}{8}\times\frac{8}{5}$ Multiply the numerators and the denominators like you would for any other fraction: $-\frac{3}{8}\times\frac{8}{5} = -\frac{24}{40}$. Simplify to $-\frac{3}{5}$.
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