# Divide. A) -2/3÷8/15

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You need to evaluate the quotient `(-2/3)/(8/15)` , hence, you need to multiply the numerator fraction by the inverse of denominator fraction, such that:

`(-2/3)*(15/8) = (-2*15)/(3*8)`

You may write substitute the product `3*5` for 15 and `2*4` for 8 such that:

`(-2*3*5)/(2*3*4)`

Reducing duplicate factors yields:

`(-2*3*5)/(2*3*4) = -5/4`

Notice that performing the multiplication between a negative number and a positive number, yields a negative number.

**Hence, evaluating the division of fractions `(-2/3)/(8/15)` yields `(-2/3)/(8/15) = -5/4` .**

-2/3 ÷ 8/15

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. So you actually have:

-2/3 x 15/8

To multiply fractions, you multiply the denominators and numerators separately and then put them together:

-2 x 15 = -30

3 x 8 = 24

so the simplified answer is -30/24

If you wish to simplify, divide by a common multiple such as 6 to get :

-5/4

Divide. A) -2/3÷8/15

`-2/3 -: 8/15 `

flip it and multiply

`(-2)/3 xx 15/8 = -30/24 `

-30/24 is the answer but you can simplify it

both -30 and 24 have a common factor of 6 so divide by 6

`-30/24 -: 6 = -5/4 `