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Yes, if you divide a positive number by a negative number the result will be a negative number

When you divide or multiply positive and negative numbers, you first do the division or multiplication as normal. The next step is to assess whether or not the answer will be negative or positive. If the two numbers of the question were the same (negative and negative or positive and positive) then the answer will be positive. If the two numbers in the question were different (one negative and one positive) then the answer will be negative. Thus, if you divide a negative number by a positive number, the result will be the same as normal division, but the answer will be negative.

If you divide a positive number (it doesn't really matter if it is an integer or a fraction) by a negative number, the result is negative.

When you divide a negative number by a positive number or a positive number by a negative number, the division is done the same way as when both numbers are positive, and the quotient is negative. When dividing a negative number by a negative number, divide as usual, and the quotient is positive. + Ã· + = + + Ã· - = - - Ã· + = - - Ã· - = + + x + = + + x - = - - x + = - - x - = +

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The answer will be positive.

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Yes a negative divided by a positive is a negative! :)

You just divide like you would divide any other decimal, and then... Positive and Positive = Positive Negative and Negative = Positive Positive and Negative = Negative I hope my answer helped! :)

You divide the negative number by a positive number for it to stay positive. And you divide the negative number by a negative number for it to become positive.

Divide as you would divide positive fractions. That is, convert both fractions to positive, then do the division. After that, apply the rules for dividing positive and negative numbers. For example, if one of the fractions is positive and the other negative, the answer will be negative.

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You will end up with a positive number. With integers, if you multiply or divide an even amount of negative numbers, the answer will be positive and if you multiply or divide an odd amount, the answer will be negative.

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