how do I work this problem?

a/-9=2

how do I work this problem?

a/-9=2

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Sherman, TX

Don't let the minus sign confuse you.

Just multiply both sides of the equation by -9:

I'll include extra parentheses for more clarity.

a / (-9) = 2

(a) * (-9) / (-9) = 2 * (-9)

a * 1 = -18

a = -18

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