# Rule 3: One Minus Sign in Simple Fractions If there is one minus sign in a simple fraction, the value of the fraction will be negative. The minus sign can be in the numerator , the denominator , or in front of the fraction , the value of the fraction is -.75.

Example 1: Find the value of the fraction .

Answer. The answer is -9.

Example 2: Find the value of the fraction .

Answer. The answer is -5.

Example 3: Find the value of the fraction .

Answer. The answer is zero. See Rule 2.

Example 4: Find the value of the fraction .

Answer. There is no answer because the value of a denominator can never be zero. See Rule 1.

### Work the following problems and click on Answer to check your results.

Problem 1: Write the fraction in two other ways and find the value of the fraction .

Problem 2: Write the fraction in two other ways and find the value of the fraction .

Problem 3: Write the fraction in two other ways and find the value of the fraction .

Problem 4: Write the fraction in two other ways and find the value of the fraction .

Problem 5: Write the fraction in two other ways and find the value of the fraction . Menu Back to Identification of Simple Fractions S.O.S MATHematics home page

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