Mathematics

Question

Amber's teacher asked her to explain the division problem -27/3. Which choice gives the correct explanation?
A.three groups of nine negatives
B.three groups of nine positives
C.nine groups of three negatives
D.nine groups of three positives

2 Answer

  • i would have to say that the answer is A.
  • Answer:

    A.three groups of nine negatives.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Amber's teacher asked her to explain the division problem [tex]\frac{-27}{3}[/tex]

    We get the answer as: -9

    We can also say that [tex](-9)(3)=-27[/tex] , means three groups of (-9) is -27.

    We can further write -27 as : [tex](-9)+(-9)+(-9)[/tex]

    Therefore, the answer is :A.three groups of nine negatives.

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