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# How do you estimate a percentage when the denominator is a negative number?

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2009-06-12 22:16:09

Work the problem the same as usual, but then prefix the answer with the appropriate sign. First perform the division--numerator divided by the denominator--without regard to the sign. The sign of your answer depends on the combination of the signs of the numerator, the denominator, and the fraction itself. * If there are an even number of minus signs, the answer is positive. * If there are an odd number of minus signs, the answer is negative. * If there are an no minus signs, the answer is positive.

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2009-06-12 22:16:09
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