# Chapter 5 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 417: 1

$$\frac{35}{9}$$

#### Work Step by Step

Take care of parentheses first: $$(-7)(-5) \div (9)$$ Multiplying a negative by a negative to get a positive: $$35 \div 9$$ Rewrite as a fraction: $$\frac{35}{9}$$

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