## How do you rationalize a negative denominator?

So, in order to rationalize the denominator, we need to get rid of all radicals that are in the denominator.

- Step 1: Multiply numerator and denominator by a radical that will get rid of the radical in the denominator.
- Step 2: Make sure all radicals are simplified.
- Step 3: Simplify the fraction if needed.

**What happens if the numerator and denominator are negative?**

Where does the negative sign go in a fraction? If both the numerator and denominator are negative, then the fraction itself is positive because we are dividing a negative by a negative.

**How do you make a negative numerator positive?**

Realize that negative signs represent multiplying the number by −1. Any fraction can be multiplied by aa without changing the value, since it equals one. So, multiply your fraction by −1−1 to clear negative signs (or to move them between the top and bottom).

### What if the numerator is negative and the denominator is positive?

Remember that fractions represent division. If both the numerator and denominator are negative, then the fraction itself is positive because we are dividing a negative by a negative.

**How do you do fractions with negative exponents?**

Fractions with negative exponents can be solved by taking the reciprocal of the fraction. Then, find the value of the number by taking the positive value of the given negative exponent. For example, (3/4)-2 can be solved by taking the reciprocal of the fraction, which is 4/3.

**What does a negative in front of a fraction mean?**

Placing the negative sign before the entire fraction (subtracting the fraction) is equivalent to adding the same fraction, but with a negative numerator. As long as there is only one negative sign, either in front of the fraction, or in the numerator, or in the denominator, the fraction represents a negative quantity.

#### Can you flip a negative fraction to positive?

If a fraction has a negative number as its denominator, it’s easy to convert it into a positive.

**Can a denominator be negative?**

Usually, the negative sign is placed in front of the fraction, but you will sometimes see a fraction with a negative numerator or denominator. If both the numerator and denominator are negative, then the fraction itself is positive because we are dividing a negative by a negative.

**Is it okay to have negative denominator?**

Remember, a fraction with a negative sign anywhere is a negative fraction; in other words, it represents a negative quantity. As long as you write only one negative sign, it doesn’t matter whether you put it before the denominator, before the numerator or before the entire fraction.

## How do you divide fractions with negative numbers?

Divide a negative fraction by a negative number. To do this, divide the numbers as usual, and ignore the negative signs. A negative number divided by a negative number will always be positive, regardless of whether the number is a whole number or a fraction. Remember that dividing is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal.

**What if the denominator is negative?**

If either of the numerator or denominator is negative, the whole fraction becomes negative. If we want to turn the denominator positive, we simply have to multiply both the numerator and denominator with -1 to turn them into negative and positive quantities respectively. E.g:

**How do you convert fraction into decimal form?**

You can convert all fractions to decimals. The decimal forms of rational numbers either end or repeat a pattern. To convert fractions to decimals you just divide the top by the bottom — divide the numerator by the denominator — and if the division doesn’t come out evenly, you can stop after a certain number of decimal places and round off.

### How do you solve X in denominator?

Write the equation you wish to solve for x. For example, your write “x/3 = 7.”. Note the number that forms the denominator of the fraction of which x is the numerator. In the example, 3 is the denominator of the fraction. Multiply each term in the equation by the number in the denominator.