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You always multiply by the denominator exactly to eliminate it.

So 5 over -5 can be multiplied by -5 to get 5

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Q: When eliminating a negative denominator do you multiply the fraction by the denominator or the opposite?
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Is A Fraction Negative if it has a negative numerator?

If the numerator is negative and the denominator is positive then the fraction will be negative. If the numerator is negative and the denominator is negative too then the fraction will be positive.

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

No!If numerator and denominator have the same signs the fraction is positive.If numerator and denominator have opposite signs the fraction is negative.

How do you divide a negative fraction by a whole number?

-> Keep the same numerator.-> Multiply the denominator by the whole number, and make that the new denominator.-> Keep the negative sign before the fraction.You have the answer.

When you multiply a fraction by a negative fraction is the answer negative?


If you multiply a negative fraction with a positive fraction do you get a negative fraction?


How do you write a negative decimal as a fraction?

just have the fraction be negative(do this by putting the negative symbol on the denominator, numerator or before the fraction).

What happens to the fraction if the denominator of a negative fraction increases?

The fraction becomes less negative. It remains a negative fraction but moves nearer to 0.

Can you have negative exponents in the denominator?

You can have negative exponents anywhere. When they are in the denominator, they are equivalent to positive exponents in the numerator of a fraction.

What do you do when multiplying a positive exponent by a negative exponent?

Example: (4x)-2 The answer to this would be 1/ 16x2. Multiply it out as if the negative exponent was not there ((4x)2), then that will be the denominator of the fraction. The numerator is one.

When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator it is a(n) fraction.?

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.

How do multiply a negative fraction time a positive fraction?

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If you have a fraction and both the numerator and the denominator are negative and you simplify it would the numerator and denominator stay negative?

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