### All SAT Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Negative Numbers

What is ?

**Possible Answers:**

45

**Correct answer:**

A negative number divided by a negative number always results in a positive number. divided by equals . Since the answer is positive, the answer cannot be or any other negative number.

### Example Question #2 : How To Divide Negative Numbers

Solve for :

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Begin by isolating your variable.

Subtract from both sides:

, or

Next, subtract from both sides:

, or

Then, divide both sides by :

Recall that division of a negative by a negative gives you a positive, therefore:

or

### Example Question #3 : How To Divide Negative Numbers

Divide:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Anytime a positive number is divided by a negative number, or vice versa, the end result is a negative number. Find the common factors.

### Example Question #4 : How To Divide Negative Numbers

Divide:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to divide, it is necessary to simplify the numerator and denominator first.

Divide both negative numbers. Two negatives divided will result in a positive number.

The answer is .

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