I am very unsure of how to solve this equation, which involves a negative mixed number. Help would be very much appreciated.
-6/n = -9 5/6
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I'm sorry, but I don't exactly understand your reasoning. May you please explain?
I solved for n by isolating it.
Thank you for replying. I'm still not sure how the method you used to isolate "n" with works. May you please explain this as well, if it isn't too much of a problem.
Originally Posted by pickslides . However, .
So first rewrite it as an improper fraction:
Originally Posted by Chris L T521 . However, .
So first rewrite it as an improper fraction: Very silly mistake! My bad...
I'm sorry, but I am still very confounded by how all of this works. Why does
As well, why do all the digits become positive, and 59 somehow becomes the denominator of the answer? This is all so confusing.
Last edited by ZushiRoe; August 31st 2009 at 08:59 PM.
Reason: Forgot the "n" in confound
Originally Posted by ZushiRoe
As well, why do all the digits become positive, If you follow my first post, being mindful of the arithmetic error pointed out by Chris L T521, you will notice a negative number being divided by another negative number, what is the result?
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