Solution to

Rule for Division

Frame 5-11.

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(1)

Change both numbers to absolute values.

a.

15

(pos x pos = pos)

(2)

Divide the divisor into the dividend (just like both numbers

b. 15

were positive).

(neg x pos = neg)

(3)

Place the appropriate sign in front of the quotient.

c. 15

(a) If the original divisor and dividend have the same sign

(pos x neg = neg)

(both positive or both negative), the sign of the quotient

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is positive.

d.

15

(neg x neg = pos)

(b) If the original divisor and dividend have different signs

(one positive and one negative), the sign of the quotient

is negative.

Solve the following problems.

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8 +4

a.

Answer _____________

b. 8 +4

Answer _____________

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8 4

c.

Answer _____________

d. 8 4

Answer _____________

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