- 6 / - 6

11 11

both negative same fraction is it one or 0 I know its 66/66 does that equal 1?

- 6 / - 6

11 11

both negative same fraction is it one or 0 I know its 66/66 does that equal 1?

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Cary, IL

A fraction is a portion of a whole number the same as a decimal. Think of money - 75 cents is a fraction of $1.00 and a dollar is 100 pennies so you can write it as a fraction 75/100 or reduce it to 3/4. You know it takes 4 quarters to make a dollar, so if you only have 3, you only have a fraction of the whole dollar. By using quarters we broke the whole number up into fractional shares of the whole. 4 quarters (1/4 +1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 4/4 or one whole)

Fractions are simply division problems. For example 3/4 becomes the division problem 3 divided by 4 which will result in the decimal .75 (we're back to our original 75 cents). The 3 is the dividend, the 4 is the divisor and the answer is the quotient.

In addition, think of bottom number (the denominator) of a fraction as a whole pizza that you have cut up into a number of pieces - in this case 66 pieces. The top number (the numerator) can be thought of as how many pieces out the entire pizza did you eat - in this case 66, so you ate 1 whole pizza.

In the case of 66/66 you would be dividing 66 by 66 and any number divided by itself equals 1. In this case you had two equal fractions that were both negative , so you were dividing a number by itself, therefore it is positive one.

Whenever you divide or multiple 2 negative numbers, you end up with a positive.

Woodland Hills, CA

(- 6/11 ) / (-6/ 11) = 1 don't need to multiply.

Division of 2 equal quantity is just 1.

Division and multiplication of 2 same signs it always positive.

+/ + = + , - / - = +

( + ) * ( + ) = +

( - ) * ( - ) = +

Multiplication and division of 2 quantities with different sign is always negative.

Middletown, CT

Hi Connie;

I think this is...

(-6/11)/(-6/11)

Please let me know if I misunderstood you.

A negative number divided by a negative number results in a positive number.

(6/11)/(6/11)

Let's take the denominator, also known as the divisor--the lower part--and flip it upside down while removing it from the lower part...

(6/11)(11/6)

We are now multiplying these together...

66/66

The result is 1 because anything divided by itself is 1 (except for zero which is undefined).

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