Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers - 9.3 Exercises - Page 646: 34



Work Step by Step

$-\frac{8}{5}(-\frac{15}{16})=-\frac{8}{5}\times-\frac{15}{16}=\frac{8\times15}{5\times16}=\frac{120}{80}=\frac{3}{2}$ The signs of both numbers are the same, so the resulting product will be positive.
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