Here we will explain and show you how to get the answer to negative 5 divided by negative 4.
When calculating a problem like negative 5 divided by negative 4, you can simply ignore the fact that they are negative numbers and divide 5 by 4 to get the answer. Here is why it is that easy:
In this division problem, negative 5 is the dividend and negative 4 is the divisor. Furthermore, the dividend is the same as the numerator of a fraction and the divisor is the same as the denominator of a fraction. Thus, negative 5 divided by negative 4 can be written like this:
Since both the numerator and the denominator have a minus (-), they even each other out and the minus signs can be removed. Then we are left with this:
Now that both the dividend and divisor are positive numbers, we can simply divide 5 by 4 as follows:
5 ÷ 4 = 1.25
Which means that this is the answer to "What is negative 5 divided by negative 4?":
(-5) ÷ (-4) = 1.25
The above was a roundabout way to show you how to calculate negative 5 divided by negative 4 in order to illustrate why you can ignore the fact that both numbers are negative.
In the future, just remember that dividing negative numbers gives the same answer as dividing the positive counterparts (additive inverse) of those same two numbers.
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