# Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 71

-$\frac{16}{9}$

#### Work Step by Step

To divide fractions multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Dividing two numbers with opposite signs makes a negative quotient. -$\frac{14}{9}$$\div$$\frac{7}{8}$=-$\frac{14}{9}$($\frac{8}{7}$)=-$\frac{14\times8}{9\times7}$=-$\frac{112}{63}$=-$\frac{112\div7}{63\div7}$=-$\frac{16}{9}$

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