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.

To reduce a fraction with a negative number as a numerator, you can first simplify the fraction by finding the greatest common divisor (GCD) of the numerator and denominator. Then, divide both the numerator and denominator by their GCD and the negative sign remains unchanged. This will result in a reduced fraction with a negative numerator.

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.

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).

A complex fraction.

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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.

To reduce a fraction with a negative number as a numerator, you can first simplify the fraction by finding the greatest common divisor (GCD) of the numerator and denominator. Then, divide both the numerator and denominator by their GCD and the negative sign remains unchanged. This will result in a reduced fraction with a negative numerator.

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.

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

A complex fraction.

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

It is the same as the negative of the fraction with the same denominator positive. eg: 2/-3 = -2/3 -4/-5 = --4/5 = 4/5 You are creating an equivalent fraction by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by -1.

Absolutely. As long as it can be expressed as a fraction with the denominator not being zero, and both numerator and denominator being integers.

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Complex fraction Complex fraction - A complex fraction is a fraction where the numerator and/or denominator are a fraction. Decimal - A decimal is a number based on the number 10. It can be thought of as a special type of fraction where the denominator is a power of 10. Decimal point - A period or dot that is part of a decimal number.