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Division of Real Numbers 1. The quotient of two positive or two negative real numbers is the quotient of their absolute values. 2. The quotient of a positive real number and a negative real number or of a negative real number and a positive real number is the opposite of the quotient of their absolute values. 3. The quotient of zero and any nonzero real number is zero. 4. The quotient of any nonzero real number and zero is undefined. The following example illustrates this description of division.

10. Addition is a commutative operation. Subtraction is a commutative operation. Zero is the identity element for addition. The multiplicative inverse of 0 is 0. The numerical expression (Ϫ25)(Ϫ16)(Ϫ4) simplifies to Ϫ1600. The numerical expression 82(8) ϩ 82(2) simplifies to 820. Exponents are used to indicate repeated additions. The numerical expression 65(72) ϩ 35(72) simplifies to 4900. In the expression (Ϫ4)3, the base is 4. In the expression Ϫ43, the base is 4. 3 For Problems 1–14, state the property that justifies each of the statements.

In other words, the quotient of two numbers can be found by looking at a related multiplication problem. In the following examples, we used this same reasoning to determine some quotients that involve integers. 6 ϭ Ϫ3 because (Ϫ2)(Ϫ3) ϭ 6 Ϫ2 Ϫ12 ϭ Ϫ4 because (3)(Ϫ4) ϭ Ϫ12 3 Ϫ18 ϭ 9 because (Ϫ2)(9) ϭ Ϫ18 Ϫ2 0 ϭ 0 because (Ϫ5)(0) ϭ 0 Ϫ5 Ϫ8 is undefined Remember that division by zero is undefined! 0 A precise description for division of real numbers follows. Division of Real Numbers 1. The quotient of two positive or two negative real numbers is the quotient of their absolute values.