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describe and correct the error in multiplying -5 and -12, then divide by -4. X -5(-12) -60
______ = _____ =15
-4 -4

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Online, “*” is used to indicate multiplication to avoid confusion with “x” as an unknown.

(-5*-12)/-4 = 60/-4 = -15

A minus times/divided by a minus is a plus. A minus times/divided by a plus is a minus.

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