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

a. -0.36 b. $\frac{6}{17}$
a. (4.5)(-0.08) Change to whole numbers by moving decimal: (45)(-8) = -360 Move decimal places back to the left: -0.36 b. $-\frac{3}{4}*-\frac{8}{17}$ Simplify common factors: = $-\frac{3}{1}*-\frac{2}{17}$ Multiply numerator and denominator: = $\frac{6}{17}$