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Dividing Numbers, Dividing Positive Numbers, Dividing Negative Numbers

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What Are The Rules For Dividing Positive Numbers And Negative Numbers?


Signed Numbers
  • Dividing Positive Numbers:
    Tip: A positive (+) divided by a positive (+) always equals a positive (+)
    (a) +5 ÷ +1 =
        5 ÷ 1 = +5 = 5


  • Dividing Negative Numbers:
    Tip: A negative (-) divided by a negative (-) always equals positive (+)
    (a) -5 ÷ -1 = +5 = 5

  • Dividing Numbers With Different Signs:
    Tip: A negative (-) divided by a positive (+) always equals negative (-)
    (a) -5 ÷ +1 =
        -5 ÷ 1 = -5


    Tip: A positive (+) divided by a negative (-) always equals negative (-)
    (a) +5 ÷ -1 =
        5 ÷ -1 = -5


Here is more on how to use signed numbers: