Division Of Integers

1. Division of a Negative Integer by a Positive Integer

The division is the inverse of multiplication. So, like multiplication, we can divide them as a whole number and then place a negative sign prior to the result. Hence the answer will be in the form of a negative integer.

Example

64 \div (- 8 ) = - 8

2. Division of Two Negative Integers

To divide two negative integers, we can divide them as a whole number and then put the positive sign before the result.

The division of two negative integers will always be a positive integer.

For two integers p and q,

(- p) \div (- q) = (-p) \div (- q) = p \div q , where q not equal to 0 .

Example

(-10) \div (- 2) = 5

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