# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers - 9.3 Exercises - Page 646: 73

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#### Work Step by Step

$5\div(-\frac{5}{8})$ =$5\times-\frac{8}{5}$ Convert division into multiplication by flipping the numerator and denominator of the divisor =$1\times-\frac{8}{1}$ Cancel common multiples by dividing the 5s by 5 =$-8$

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