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Answered 2008-12-20 12:55:06

A negative number divided by a positive number will be a negative number.

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-20 / 4 = -5

-100 / 2 = -50

Here are the other cases of division by positive or negative numbers. A negative number divided by a negative number would be a positive number. A positive number divided by a positive number would be a positive number. A positive number divided by a negative number would be a negative number.

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