# Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - 1.7 Exercise Set: 85

$\dfrac{-7}{3} \text{ OR } \dfrac{7}{-3}$

#### Work Step by Step

The negative sign of a fraction can be placed in three different positions: 1) with the numerator, 2) with the denominator, or 3) at the middle. Hence, the given expression, $-\dfrac{7}{3}$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} \dfrac{-7}{3} \text{ OR } \dfrac{7}{-3} .\end{array}

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