Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 7 - Section 7.7 - Simplifying Complex Fractions - Exercise Set: 2

Answer

$\frac{\frac{1}{8}}{\frac{-5}{12}}$ = -$\frac{3}{10}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{\frac{1}{8}}{\frac{-5}{12}}$ $\frac{1}{8}$ x $\frac{12}{-5}$ Rewrite using multiplication (multiply numerator by reciprocal of $\frac{-5}{12}$) $\frac{12}{-40}$ Multiply 12x1 to get 12 for numerator, and 8 x -5 to get -40 for the denominator $\frac{-3}{10}$ Simplify to get final answer.
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