Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.4 - Integers: Multiplication and Division - Problem Set 1.4: 51

Answer

-6

Work Step by Step

Recall, when we are simplifying a fraction, we do addition and subtraction in the numerator and denominator before we divide. Thus, we obtain: $ -36 \div 6$ In this problem, we are dividing a positive and a negative number. Remember, when we divide a positive and a negative number, the answer will be a negative number. Thus, we obtain: $-36 \div 6=-6$
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