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: 72



Work Step by Step

To divide fractions multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. Dividing two numbers with opposite signs makes a negative quotient. Reduce fractions by taking out common factors of the numerators and denominators. -$\frac{5}{16}$$\div$$\frac{25}{8}$=-$\frac{5}{16}$($\frac{8}{25}$)=-$\frac{1}{16}$($\frac{8}{5}$)=-$\frac{1}{2}$($\frac{1}{5}$)=-$\frac{1\times1}{2\times5}$=-$\frac{1}{10}$
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