# SOLUTION: 48/ ( -6 - 2 ) = I am getting -12 and know that is wrong but don't understand why. wouldnt you subtract -6 and 2 making it -4 and then divide that by 48 which would be -12. what a

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 Question 410595: 48/ ( -6 - 2 ) = I am getting -12 and know that is wrong but don't understand why. wouldnt you subtract -6 and 2 making it -4 and then divide that by 48 which would be -12. what am I doing wrong? Found 2 solutions by Theo, Earlsdon:Answer by Theo(3464)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!48 / (-6-2) = 48 / -8 = -6 a negative 6 minus a positive 2 is the same as a negative 6 plus a negative 2 which is equal to a negative 8. your problem is with the signs. they can throw you. Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!= Remember: =