## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 72

-1

#### Work Step by Step

$-\frac{5}{12} \div \frac{5}{12} = -\frac{5}{12} \times \frac{12}{5}$ = -1 $\frac{5}{12}$ and $\frac{12}{5}$ are reciprocals, so their product equals 1. Since they have different signs however, their product is negative.

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