If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.

If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked.

Lesson 2: Multiply & divide negative numbers

# Dividing negative numbers review

Review the basic of dividing negative numbers and try some practice problems.

## Summary

ExpressionQuotientExample
positive $÷$ positivepositive$6÷2=3$
negative $÷$ negativepositive$-6÷\left(-2\right)=3$
negative $÷$ positivenegative$-6÷2=-3$
positive $÷$ negativenegative$6÷\left(-2\right)=-3$

## Practice

Problem 1
Divide.
$-40÷8=$

Want to try some more dividing negative numbers problems? Check out this exercise.

## Want to join the conversation?

• when a negative divides a negative, is the answer negative or positive?
• positive because negative times a negative is = positive and negative divided by a negative = positive
• I really need to engage in class more
• Facts me too
(1 vote)
• what is 0 divided by 0?
• Good question! Note that 0/0 is the answer to the question “what number times 0 is 0?” Any number times 0 is always 0, so 0/0 can be anything! For this reason, 0/0 is called indeterminate.

If you take calculus later on, you will encounter 0/0 frequently when solving limit problems. This means that the result is inconclusive, so more work is required to calculate the value of the limit or determine that the limit doesn’t exist.

Have a blessed, wonderful day!
• If you multiply a negative,a positive and a zero is it going to be zero still?
• Yes. Any value times 0 will equal 0.
This is the multiplication property of 0.
• Why is solving a problem with multiplying easyer than dividing? Its even more hard when they want to throw some fractions and letters into the problem.
• You see, some people was taught multiplication first, so that's why its easier than division, because its like the same thing but back wards. Vice Versa with division. Or maybe your brain works differently. And that nothing to be ashamed of!
• This is basically the same as multiplication. Two same signs equal a positive. Two different signs equal a negative. signs are these (-) (+) or (negative) (positive)
• I noticed that
• why cant 0 be dived by 0 wouldnt be 0?