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Q: If both the numerator and the denominator are negative does that make the fraction negative?

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The simplification will be positive. In other words, the numerator and the denominator will NOT stay negative.

There is no simple answer to the question.If only the numerator is negative then the fraction is a negative fraction which may be proper or improper. If the numerator and the denominator have the same sign then the fraction is positive. It is an improper fraction if they are both negative and a proper fraction if they are both positive.

A complex fraction has a fraction in the numerator or the denominator or both

A complex fraction.

If both the numerator AND denominator are the same... the fraction is an equivalent for the number 1

A fraction is really the numerator divided by the denominator. When you divide two negatives together you get a positive, so, you automatically change it to positive.

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It is part of a compound fraction.

It is a compound fraction.

irreducible fraction An irreducible fraction (or fraction in lowest terms, simplest form or reduced fraction) is a fraction in which the numerator and denominator are integers that have no other common divisors than 1 (and −1, when negative numbers are considered).

If they are both negative, it becomes positive. (just like subtracting a negative - same as adding.) x/y = -x/-y

If you divide a fraction by any common factor of the numerator and denominator you will get an equivalent fraction.

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