## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$-\dfrac{x}{2} \text{ OR } \dfrac{x}{-2}$
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, $\dfrac{-x}{2}$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} -\dfrac{x}{2} \text{ OR } \dfrac{x}{-2} .\end{array}