# Divide Negative Numbers

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

## Formula

If divding same signed numbers,

the result is plus.

(+)/(+) = (+)

(-)/(-) = (+)

If divding different signed numbers,

the result is minus.

(+)/(-) = (-)

(-)/(+) = (-)

This is just like multiplying negative numbers.

## Example-24/(-6)

Solution

Solution (Detail)

-24/(-6) is (-)/(-).

So write (+).

24/6 = 4

So +4 is the answer.

## Example72/(-8)

Solution

Solution (Detail)

72/(-8) is (+)/(-).

So write (-).

72/8 = 9

So -9 is the answer.

## Example(-15)/3

Solution

Solution (Detail)

(-15)/3 is (-)/(+).

So write (-).

15/3 = 5

So -5 is the answer.