-1/6x = -9/10

Do I divide the -1/6 by its reciprocal?

leaving me with: X = -9/10 divided by -1/6

And I am stuck!! Please show me how it is done.(Headbang)

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- Jul 2nd 2010, 12:24 PMOneidaFLDividing by negative fractions
-1/6x = -9/10

Do I divide the -1/6 by its reciprocal?

leaving me with: X = -9/10 divided by -1/6

And I am stuck!! Please show me how it is done.(Headbang) - Jul 2nd 2010, 12:29 PMundefined
- Jul 2nd 2010, 12:51 PMOneidaFL
- Jul 2nd 2010, 12:54 PMundefined
- Jul 2nd 2010, 01:59 PMOneidaFL
And I am stuck!! Please show me how it is done.

-9/10 divided by -1/6

-9.10 multiplied by -6/1? - Jul 2nd 2010, 02:05 PMmohammadfawaz
The negative is no issue here.

as you usually do in any equation of the form $\displaystyle ax=b$: $\displaystyle x=\frac{b}{a}$. In your case, you have $\displaystyle x=\frac{\frac{-9}{10}}{\frac{-1}{6}}=\frac{-9}{10} \times \frac{6}{-1} = \frac{54}{10}=\frac{27}{5}$ - Jul 2nd 2010, 07:58 PMOneidaFL
Best answer with an explanation. Thanks!