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

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - Test: Chapter 1 - Page 78: 26



Work Step by Step

The given expression, $ -\dfrac{3}{5}\div\left(-\dfrac{4}{5}\right) $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -\dfrac{3}{5}\cdot\left(-\dfrac{5}{4}\right) \\\\= \dfrac{-3(-5)}{5(4)} \\\\= \dfrac{-3(-\cancel{5})}{\cancel{5}(4)} \\\\= \dfrac{3}{4} .\end{array}
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