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: 73



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{1}{3}$$\div$(-$\frac{1}{3}$)=$\frac{1}{3}$(-$\frac{3}{1}$)=-$\frac{1\times3}{3\times1}$=-$\frac{3}{3}$=-1
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