# Please, what is -frac{4}{2} in its simplest form??

Daniaal Sanchez 2021-02-19 Answered
Please, what is $-\frac{4}{2}$ in its simplest form??
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SchulzD
Answered 2021-02-20 Author has 83 answers

Remember that a fraction is equivalent to division. That is, the fraction a/b is equivalent to $a÷b$.
Therefore, $-\frac{4}{2}$ is equivalent to $-4÷2.$
The quotient of two numbers with opposite signs is negative and the quotient of two numbers with the same sign is positive.
Since −4 and 2 have opposite signs, then $-4÷2$ will equal a negative number.
Since $4÷2=2$, then $-4÷2=-2$

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