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 - Page 85: 70



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{7}{9}$)=-$\frac{1}{2}$(-$\frac{9}{7}$)=$\frac{1\times9}{2\times7}$=$\frac{9}{14}$
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