## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

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

#### Answer

$45$

#### 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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