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Rule 3: One Minus Sign in Simple Fractions

**If there is one minus sign in a simple fraction, the value of the
fraction will be negative.**

The minus sign can be in the numerator , the denominator , or in
front of the fraction , the value of the fraction is -.75.

**Example 1:** Find the value of the fraction
.

**Answer.** The answer is -9.

**Example 2:** Find the value of the fraction
.

**Answer.** The answer is -5.

**Example 3:** Find the value of the fraction
.

**Answer.** The answer is zero. See Rule 2.

**Example 4:** Find the value of the fraction
.

**Answer.** There is no answer because the value of a
denominator can never be zero. See Rule 1.

**Work the following problems and click on Answer
to check your results. **

**Problem 1:** Write the fraction in two other ways and
find the value of the fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 2:** Write the fraction in two other ways and
find the value of the fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 3:** Write the fraction in two other ways and
find the value of the fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 4:** Write the fraction in two other ways and
find the value of the fraction .

**Answer**

**Problem 5:** Write the fraction in two other ways and
find the value of the fraction .

**Answer**

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