Discrete Mathematics with Applications 4th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0-49539-132-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-49539-132-6

Chapter 4 - Elementary Number Theory and Methods of Proof - Exercise Set 4.2 - Page 168: 1


$\frac{-35}{6}$ or $\frac{35}{-6}$

Work Step by Step

Note that, although $-\frac{35}{6}$, $\frac{-35}{6}$, and $\frac{35}{-6}$ all evaluate to the same number (approximately $-5.83$), they each mean something different ("the negative of thirty-five sixths" versus "negative thirty-five, divided by six" versus "thirty-five divided by negative six").
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