Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 69

Answer

$\frac{5}{6}$

Work Step by Step

To divide fractions, multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Dividing two numbers with the same sign makes a positive quotient. -$\frac{1}{2}$$\div$(-$\frac{3}{5}$)=-$\frac{1}{2}$$\times$(-$\frac{5}{3}$)=$\frac{1\times5}{2\times3}$=$\frac{5}{6}$
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