# Can you divide a negative fraction?

## Can you divide a negative fraction?

It is really quite easy: If the signs are the same (either both positive or both negative), then the answer is positive. If the signs are different (one negative and one positive), the answer is negative.

## Can you divide 2 negatives?

When you divide two negative numbers then the quotient is positive. The same rules hold true for multiplication.

What happens when you divide a negative fraction by a negative fraction?

A negative number divided by a negative number will always be positive, regardless of whether the number is a whole number or a fraction. Remember that dividing is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal.

### When you divide a negative by a negative?

Rule 3: a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. Two negatives make a positive, so a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. For example, -8 / -2 = 4.

### What is the first step when dividing fractions?

The first step to dividing fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. Finally, simplify the fractions if needed.

What do you do when dividing fractions?

• Multiply the Numerator and Denominator.
• Reduce Fraction to Its Simplest Form.
• #### What to do when dividing fractions?

Dividing fractions. To divide fractions, flip the divisor so its numerator becomes the new denominator and denominator becomes the new numerator. Then just multiply the fractions like we did before. For example, divide 3/7 by 2/5. After flipping, 2/5 becomes 5/2 and we end up multiplying 3/7 times 5/2 = 15/14.

#### What is the rule for dividing fractions?

FRACTION RULES Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: 1. Common denominators are NOT needed. 2. Always change mixed numbers to improper fractions. 3. CANCEL (reduce) between any numerator and any denominator if you can, but cancel only when a multiplication sign is present: Never cancel when you have a division sign. 4.

How to divide fractions without whole numbers?

Rewrite everything so it is in common fraction form (improper fractions will be needed when dealing with whole numbers or mixed fractions)

• Flip the second fraction and change the operation.
• Multiply the numerators to get a new numerator. Multiply the denominators to get a new denominator.
• Simplify.