# Divide Negative Numbers

How to divide minus numbers (negative numbers): formula, 3 examples, and their solutions.

## Formula

### Formula

If diving same signed numbers,

the result is plus.

(+)/(+) = (+)

(-)/(-) = (+)

If diving different signed numbers,

the result is minus.

(+)/(-) = (-)

(-)/(+) = (-)

This is just like multiplying negative numbers.

## Example 1

### Example

### Solution

-24 is minus.

-6 is minus.

So -24/(-6) is minus divided by minus.

So write plus.

24 divided by 6 is 4.

So write 4.

So +4 is the answer.

## Example 2

### Example

### Solution

72 is plus.

-8 is minus.

So 72/(-8) is plus divided by minus.

So write minus.

72 divided by 8 is 9.

So write 9.

So -9 is the answer.

## Example 3

### Example

### Solution

-15 is minus.

3 is plus.

So (-15)/3 is minus divided by plus.

So write minus.

15 divided by 3 is 5.

So write 5.

So -5 is the answer.