Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 27: 73



Work Step by Step

The numerator and the denominator have the same signs, so the quotient is positive. Factor the numerator, and then cancel common factors to obtain: $\require{cancel} \\=\dfrac{45(-2)}{-2} \\=\dfrac{45\cancel{(-2)}}{\cancel{-2}} \\=45$
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