Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter P - Section P.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 17: 65



Work Step by Step

Start with given expression: $\frac{y}{|y|}$. Plug in given values for $y$: $\frac{-5}{|-5|}$. Find absolute value of denominator (distance from 0): $\frac{-5}{5}$. Divide to find answer: $-1$.
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