## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$(-9)(-3)\dfrac{2}{3}=18$
$(-9)(-3)\dfrac{2}{3}$ First, evaluate the multiplication of the first two factors: $(-9)(-3)\dfrac{2}{3}=(27)\dfrac{2}{3}=...$ Evaluate the remaining product and simplify: $...=\dfrac{27\cdot2}{3}=9\cdot2=18$