# Dividing Numbers, Dividing Positive Numbers, Dividing Negative Numbers

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

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