# Dividing Integers

Integers are divided in the same fashion as whole numbers, except that certain rules should be applied.

**Word of Caution.** Remember, that we can't divide by 0.

Another interesting property is that `color(red)(0/a=0)` for any number `a`. For example, `0/5=0`.

If you **divide integers with different signs**, i.e. one is positive and another is negative, then divide numbers ignoring minus and place minus in front of result.

**Example 1.** Find `86/(-2)`.

Ignore signs: `86/2=43`. Since numbers have different signs then place minus in front of result: `-43`.

So,** `86/(-2)=-43` **.

Next example.

**Example 2 .** Find `(-72)/3`.

Ignore signs: `72/3=24`. Since numbers have different signs then place minus in front of the result: `-24`.

So,** `(-72)/3=-24` .**

- If you
**divide two positive numbers**, you're actually dividing whole numbers. - If you
**divide two negative numbers**, multiply numbers ignoring minuses, i.e. `color(green)((-a)/(-b)=a/b)`.

**Example 3.** Find `48/3`.

`48/3=16`.

Another example.

**Example 4.** Find `(-75)/(-5)`.

Ignore signs, because we divide numbers with same signs:

`(-75)/(-5)=75/5=15`.

So,** `(-75)/(-15)=5` **.

Now, it's your turn. Take pen and paper and solve following problems.

**Exercise 1**. Find `12/(-3)`.

**Answer**: -4.

Next exercise.

**Exercise 2**. Find `(-60)/4`.

**Answer**: -15.

Next exercise.

**Exercise 3**. Find `90/5`.

**Answer**: 18.

Next exercise.

**Exercise 4**. Find `(-1632)/(-24)`.

**Answer**: 68.

Final exercise.

**Exercise 5**. Find `0/(-7)`.

**Answer**: 0.