With - 2 3 times 12, is the answer positive or negative?

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2023-02-25

With - 2 3 times 12, is the answer positive or negative?

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Helen House

Helen House

Beginner2023-02-26Added 10 answers

There are three ways to write the fraction - 2 3 , all of which have the same meaning:
- 2 3 = - 2 3 = 2 - 3
They would all respond with the decimal value of -0.66666.
Only one warning sign is unfavorable, but it can be located anywhere.
- 2 3 × 12 = - 8
- 2 3 × 12 = - 8
2 - 3 × 12 = - 8
The fraction implies that there will be a division by 3
You can also think of it as - 2 × 12 3 = - 24 3 = - 8
If there were two negative signs, the answer would be positive.
Kenny Turner

Kenny Turner

Beginner2023-02-27Added 8 answers

You can follow the steps from the question. Anytime a question instructs you to multiply two numbers, it means "x times y". x × y = x y
"Times" means to multiply.
Any whole number is understood to have a denominator of 1; n = n 1 .
- 2 3 × 12 1
When multiplying fractions, add the denominators and the numerators together.
- 2 3 × 12 1 =
- 2 × 12 3 × 1 =
- 24 3
Simplify - 24 3 by dividing the numerator and denominator by 3.
- 24 ÷ 3 3 ÷ 3 =
- 8 1 =
-8.

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