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you can divide two negative numbers easily!

think,if a bad thing (which represents a negative number) happens to a bad person (which also represents a negative number) is a good thing/positive, which means positive number!

EXAMPLE: -20 divided by -4=40!

(bad thing/negative) divided by (bad person/negative)= good thing/positive

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