## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

$-1\frac{8}{9}$
Divide the numerator by the denominator to find: $-(17 \div 9) = -(1$ remainder $8)$ The quotient is the whole number part while the remainder is the numerator of the fraction part. The denominator will be unchanged. Thus, $-\frac{17}{9} = -1\frac{8}{9}$